Nestled between Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs, east of the Napa Valley and just 20 minutes from Vacaville, Lake Berryessa offers year-round recreation opportunities. Lake Berryessa's water reaches temperatures of up to 75 degrees in the summer, making it an ideal place for water sports. Anglers enjoy fishing for both cold and warm water species, such as rainbow trout, bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill. Launch and boat rental facilities at Markley Cove offer pontoon boats, fishing boats, wakeboard boats, jet skis, kayaks, paddle boards, and more.
Lake Berryessa provides many opportunities to experience a variety of wildlife and plant exploration activities. The grassy hills dotted with oak and manzanita provide excellent opportunities to view eagles, hawks, songbirds, wild turkeys, and deer. Hiking, bird watching, photography, and picnicking are all popular activities year-round.