Sneak Peek at Smittle Creek photo album

December 27, 2016

Photographers Jim Rose and Kim Nguyen joined Napa Open Space District General Manager John Woodbury on a sneak peek hike at Smittle Creek.  We’ve shared their album on our Facebook page and you can check it out here.

Moore Creek Park Trails Advisory

December 14, 2016

In the winter months when Moore Creek is flowing strong, it’s often not possible to cross the creek safely and without getting wet.  This is a great time to enjoy a 4 mile loop trip using the Valentine Vista Trail and the lower section of the Moore Creek Trail, which features wonderful views and no […]

Sneak Peek At Smittle Creek

December 14, 2016

The Napa Open Space District General Manager John Woodbury took part in a hike this last weekend to the recently acquired Smittle Creek property.  Once open Smittle Creek will create access to the 6000 acre Cedar Rough Wilderness Area. Click here to check out the photos of the hike!

Life After Measure Z

December 6, 2016

Nearly 65% of voters said YES to Measure Z.  In most elections that would be a landslide.  But in California, measures that provide funding for specific purposes require approval by a supermajority – 66.7% of the votes cast. Measure Z would have provided the first dedicated funding for the Napa County Regional Park and Open […]

10/29/16 EcoCamp Berryessa Fall Festival Cancelled Due to Rain.

October 27, 2016

  GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS 10/29/16 EcoCamp Berryessa Fall Festival Cancelled Due to Rain. Rain is good for just about any and everything – except maybe outdoor planned activities with kids. The decision has been made to cancel this Saturday’s Fall Festival/Ribbon cutting at EcoCamp Berryessa. Please share and let anyone in your circle who might […]

Old Mill Days at Bale Grist Mill – Oct. 1 & 2

September 13, 2016

An 1850s/1860s living history event for the whole family!   Napa Valley’s historic Bale Grist Mill is one of the last mills that still grinds grain on the old pair of stones brought here by ship from “the old country”. October 1st & 2nd at Old Mill Days people can visit the mill and experience […]

Efforts Underway to Protect 856-Acre Forest in Angwin

September 6, 2016

From the Napa Valley Register By Barry Eberling An 856-acre forest near Angwin with redwoods seldom found so far inland could soon be permanently preserved from chainsaws and development… Click here to read the rest of the story.

Check out our August Newsletter

August 11, 2016

Our August Newsletter has just hit inboxes.  To sign up for our newsletter head to the bottom of the homepage and add your email address! August Newsletter – EcoCamp Berryessa

Seasonal Closure of the Back Side of Oat Hill Mine Trail

August 8, 2016

Oat Hill Mine Trail will be closed for the season from Holms Place to Aetna Springs from August 13 to September 25 due to potential fire danger and hunting season.  The trail will reopen post hunting season and after first rains.  For more information, please contact

Thanks Visit Napa Valley for listing the Bale Grist Mill in your History-Lover’s Guide

July 29, 2016

Check out the Visit Napa Valley Blog and see what other Historic sites are mentioned along with our beloved Mill!