Go Outside And Play!

Life After the 2017 North Bay Fires
Climbing Tree at The Cove
With more rain moving through our region, the Napa Open Space District is working through assessments of our parks and open spaces in the aftermath of the wildfires that swept through the North Bay in October. Here is an update on each park manged by the District:
Parks Open to the Public
Moore Creek Park
The park was unaffected by the wildfires and the Moore Creek and Lake Hennessy units are open sunrise to sunset.

Bothe Napa Valley State Park
The Park was unaffected by the wildfires and is now open for all activities. Fees apply.

Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
The Bale Grist Mill is open weekends throughout the winter. Please call ahead to find out if there will be milling - (707) 963-2236. Fees apply.

Oat Hill Mine Trail
Oat Hill Mine Trail
CalFire regraded the lower mile (or so) of the Oat Hill Mine Trail as a fire break. Due to the fantastic work of NOSD volunteers the Trail has been partially remediated and is now ok to use. Be on the lookout for future work parties and  please  do not use Palisades Trail as it remains closed by order of State Parks.

Napa River Ecological Preserve
The Eco Preserve was unaffected by the wildfires and is open sunrise to sunset. Please be careful of crossing the Napa River as water may be high and moving quickly.

Berryessa Vista
The fire reached the edge of the property, but it was not burned. Berryessa Vista is open. Access is via boat or watercraft from Capell Cove Boat Launch.
American Canyon Wetlands
The American Canyon wetlands trails were unaffected by the wildfires and are open to the public.
Closed Parks
Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

The Tubbs fire burned Mount St. Helena to Hwy. 29 affecting the State Park. At this time CA State Parks is requesting the Park remain closed as they do assessments. This includes the trail to the top of Mount St. Helena and the Table Rock and Palisades Trails.

Skyline Park
Skyline Park, managed by the Skyline Parks Association, remains closed as the Association mitigates damage and volunteers continue to rebuild trails. The Association can be reached at (707) 252-0481 if you have questions about reopening.

Skyline Park
Parks - Not Open to the Public
EcoCamp Berryessa
EcoCamp Berryessa was unaffected by the wildfires and is open by reservation only.

Suscol Headwaters
The Suscol Headwaters Preserve burned on the week of October 9 th ; reports indicate it was due to back fires set by firefighters to protect Green Valley and American Canyon. Most of the ridge is grassland, which is well adapted to fire and most of the oaks and bays should survive. We continue to work to purchase the second phase of the Preserve and hope to have it all open to the public soon.

The Cove from air
Photo Credit: Jordan Conrad
The Cove
Currently under option for purchase by the Napa Open Space District, the Cove suffered serious damage from the fires on Mt. Veeder. The District is still moving forward for approval and funding to purchase the property.

This organization is funded, in part, by the Napa County Board of Supervisors.