Steele Canyon Campground

Lake Berryessa

Lake Berryessa

Steele Canyon Campground, Lake Berryessa, CA

Steele Canyon Campground

Lake Berryessa Area
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Lake Berryessa enjoy all kinds of water sports along with fishing, hiking, and cycling.

  • Head out boating and fishing on Lake Berryessa. A number of launch ramps are located around the lake.
  • Visit Pleasure Cove Marina for boat rentals from Houseboats the ski boats and kayaks.
  • Mountain biking along dirt roads
  • Explore Lake Berryessa's 165 miles of shoreline by boat.
  • Stop in at Lake Berryessa Boat & Jet Ski Rentals at Markley Cove Resort for wakeboarding boats, pontoon boats, jet skis, paddleboards, and more.
  • Join in Nature Hikes or Paddling with a Ranger on the lake
  • Visit nearby Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Skyline Wilderness Park, and Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  2. Firewood: Purchase firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.

Steele Canyon Campground

Steele Canyon Campground sits along an inlet at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa in Napa County. The campground is operated by Forever Resorts which also owns Pleasure Cove Marina and Campground. Visitors to the campground enjoy the restful setting among oaks along the side of the lake. Lake Berryessa is most popular as a fishing and waterskiing destination, but the lake is also favored for hiking, swimming, and cycling.

Steele Canyon Campground has 84 campsites. Among the sites, 59 can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Nine sites are designated for tents only, and 6 sites by a lagoon are for RVs only. A boat launch ramp is nearby. Shade is limited in the campground. When the lake is full, many sites enjoy waterfront views.

Campground Basics
Location: 1605 Steele Canyon Road, 6 miles north off highway 128
Elevation: 450 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Napa- 28 miles
Number of Sites: 84
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: Prices shown are for 2 people
Additional people $4 per night up to a maximum of 8 people per site
Vehicles per Site: 2
Pets: on leash, always attended, $5 per night
Information: (707) 966-9179

Reservations available: whenever campground is open
Maximum RV/trailer Length: not designated
Wheelchair accessible Sites: Some sites are accessible
Fees for 2: Full Hook-up RV Sites - $40 per night
Standard Sites - $34
Additional people $4 per night
Reservations: 1-877-386-4383
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Steele Canyon Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, BBQ pit or pedestal grill; some campsites with hook-ups
Campground: Portable toilets, hand washing stations, piped water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Lake Berryessa for waterskiing, jet skiing, boating, fishing, and swimming; hiking, cycling, launch ramp, Pleasure Cove Marina 13 miles away with boat rentals, store; Markley Cove Resort and Marina

General Camping Information

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, obtain firewood from the local area of the campground.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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