Bothe-Napa Valley State Park's Ritchey Campground

Napa County

Napa Valley

Ritchey Campground in Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, CA

Ritchey Campground in Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

Napa County
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Napa County never run out of wonderful places to visit and things to do. Those camped at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park are close to many of these destinations.

  • Tour dozens of wineries and tasting rooms.
  • Take a balloon ride, available from a host of companies.
  • Enjoy a long list of art galleries.
  • Visit the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum in St. Helena.
  • Visit the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville.
  • Ride the Napa Valley Wine Train.
  • Play golf at Silverado Resort, Meadowood, the Chardonnay Golf Club, or one of many other courses.
  • Enjoy a relaxing day at a spa such as The Spa at Silverado Resort, the Spa at Villagio Inn and Spa, or Indian Springs Resort.

Key Ritchey Campground Regulations

  1. Water may still be in short supply after California's drought.
  2. Obtain firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests. However, there is no collecting of firewood in the park.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and confined to a tent or vehicle at night. Dogs are not allowed on trails or in the pool area.

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Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

Lake Berryessa Campgrounds

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Mt. Tamalpais State Park

Ritchey Campground

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park and its Ritchey Campground are operated by the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District. The park is in the heart of Napa Valley, only a few miles from Calistoga. Visitors enjoy swimming in the park's pool, hiking, and picnicking. The campground gets its name from nearby Ritchey Creek.

Ritchey Campground has 23 campsites for RVs, trailers, or tents. They also offer 18 tent sites. Half of them are regular tent sites which may be reserved. The other 9 are walk-in tent sites which are first come, first served. The walk-in sites only accommodate up to 5 people per site and 1 vehicle. Campers enjoy the gentle sounds of the creek passing nearby.

Ten Yurts are in the park, some located in the campground and others in an area called Yurtville. The Yurtville Yurts pick up a lot of highway noise while those in the campground are well shielded from outside noise. The park also includes a Group Campsite. In addition, Ritchey Campground has a Hike & Bike site.

Ritchey Campground Basics
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park Location: 3801 St. Helena Highway North (Highway 128), 4 miles south of Calistoga
Elevation: 480 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Napa - 35 miles
Number of Sites: 53
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: Standard Sites - 8 (including children)
Walk-in Tent Sites - 5 people
Yurts - 4-6
Vehicles per Site: 2 ($8 fee for 2nd vehicle)
Walk-in Tent Sites - 1 vehicle (no RVs)
Yurts - 1
Pets: on leash, always attended, no dogs in Yurts
Information: (707) 942-4575

Reservations at Ritchey Campground
Reservations available: whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 6 months in advance of arrival date.
Maximum RV/trailer Length: RVs 31 feet, trailers 24 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: Standard campsites #9, 37, 42
Yurts #1, 2, 24, 26
Swimming pool lift
Fees: Standard and Tent Campsites - $35 per night
Yurts - $55
Hike & Bike - $5 per person
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Bothe-Napa State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Ritchey Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, grill, fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater
Showers: Yes, coin operated
Dump station: Nearby in Calistoga
Campground Map: Ritchey Campground Map
Attractions near Ritchey Campground: Cool off in the swimming pool (summer), Tour the Native American garden and the Visitor Center. Explore hiking trails and mountain biking trails. Enjoy the redwoods. Visit the Traverso Homestead Site. Take the History Trail to Pioneer Cemetery and bale Grist Mill State Historic Park. Spend a day in Calistoga.

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.

General Camping Information for

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate. The designated accessible Yurts, however, may be used by people who do not have disabilities.

Ritchey Campground Group Campsite

Ritchey Campground's group campsite is a tent-only site for between 9 and 30 people. The site can accommodate up to 10 vehicles.
Fee: $125 per night
Reservations from ReserveCalifornia:
Boethe-Napa State Park Group Campsite Reservations

Group Campground in Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, CA

Group Campground in Bothe-Napa Valley State Park


Three Yurts are located in the campground while the other 7 are on a hillside overlooking the day-use area, including the swimming pool. Yurts can sleep either 4 or 6 people. No dogs are allowed except service dogs. Yurts are 16 feet in diameter. There is a limit of 1 vehicle at the site. Yurts are equipped with a full-sized bed frame and mattress. Two individual cots are included in each Yurt. Bring your own bedding, and regular camping gear (flashlights, lanterns, cook stoves, coolers, chairs for around the fire ring, etc.). No cooking or fires allowed in the Yurts. There is no electricity in the Yurts.
Fee: $60 per night ($75 during holiday weekends)
Reservations from ReserveCalifornia:
Boethe-Napa State Park Group Campsite Reservations

Yurt in Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, CA

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