Napa River Ecological Reserve

Napa River Ecological Reserve

Consisting of 73-acres, this is one of the few places where visitors can experience Valley Oak woodland and riparian habitat that once defined the Napa Valley.  A short walk takes you to the river, and when the water level is low you can cross the river and stroll along a quiet, 1/2 mile trail that loops through majestic oaks and other native plants.   Even on the hottest days of summer, the air is cool and fresh along the banks of the Napa River and the Reserve is a great place for bird observation. Owned by the State of California under the auspices of the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), in 2008 the Napa Open Space District entered into an agreement with DFW to help steward this gem of the valley. The District supports educational outings for Napa County youth to learn about the river system, native habitat and wildlife.