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Update on NOSD Parks and Open Space Post Napa Fire Complex

October 19, 2017

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As the last of the Napa Fire Complex burns itself down to containment lines and a bit of rain is forecast, the Napa Open Space District thanks our first responders who battled this historic and deadly event.

Here is an update on the parks and open space in Napa County.

Suscol Headwaters:  Not open to the public.  The northern half of property was burned by CalFire backfires.  We lost some trees, and overall it wasn’t that hot of a fire, burning grass and some shrubs.  Not much cleanup will be needed.

Skyline Park:  CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  There isn’t any damage to the lower park and all the buildings; however, most of the canyon burned.  Trails still need to be inspected to see what damage was caused by CalFire dozers prior to reopening.

The Cove: Not open to the public.  Burned through, but some of the forest canopy appears OK based on satellite images.  No information yet on whether the water tank or any of the buildings burned.

Amy’s Grove:  Not open to the public.  Probably some of it burned, but no information yet.  We are receiving reports that the upper part of Enchanted Hills Camp survived, but the lower part next to Amy’s Grove, including some cabins burned.

Oat Hill Mine Trail:  CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  At least the first 1.2 miles, and maybe more, of the trail was bulldozed by CalFire as a preventative measure.  A lot of cleanup work is needed to correct drainage and to replace the entry gate.

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park:  CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  The south side of the mountain mostly burned.  A few structures and the water tank are reported burned.

Bothe Napa Valley State Park and Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park:  CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  No damage to the Parks.  The fireproofing gel that was sprayed on the Mill will need to be removed (see photo).  The parks are closed per State Parks direction, but staff and camp hosts are being allowed to return.  We’ve requested State Parks to reopen the parks on Monday (10/23), and are awaiting an answer.

Berryessa Vista:  CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  No damage that we’re aware of as the fire was stopped at southern boundary of the property.

Smittle Creek:  Not open to the public.  No damage.

EcoCamp Berryessa: Open by appointment only.  No damage

Moore Creek Park:  Closed until Tuesday October 24.  No damage

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