Bothe-Napa Valley

State Park - California

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park is located in the Napa Valley and contains the farthest inland coast redwoods in a California state park. In 2011 during the ongoing California budget crisis, this park and the adjacent Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park were among those targeted to be closed due to lack of funding. The Napa County Parks and Open Space District petitioned the state to operate the park in order to avoid closure.

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Map of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument (NM). Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS)

Visitor Map of Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument (NM) in California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Berryessa Snow Mountain - Visitor Map

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Brochure of Bothe-Napa Valley State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.Bothe-Napa Valley - Brochure

Brochure of Bothe-Napa Valley State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Campground Map of Bothe-Napa Valley State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.Bothe-Napa Valley - Campground Map

Campground Map of Bothe-Napa Valley State Park (SP) in California. Published by California Department of Parks and Recreation.

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=477 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bothe-Napa_Valley_State_Park Bothe-Napa Valley State Park is located in the Napa Valley and contains the farthest inland coast redwoods in a California state park. In 2011 during the ongoing California budget crisis, this park and the adjacent Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park were among those targeted to be closed due to lack of funding. The Napa County Parks and Open Space District petitioned the state to operate the park in order to avoid closure.
BotheNapa Valley State Park Our Mission The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. Sun-dappled oaks stand fast amidst magnificent soaring redwoods, pines, and other mossy, wizened trees shading California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact the park at (707) 942-4575. If you need this publication in an alternate format, contact interp@parks.ca.gov. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS P.O. Box 942896 Sacramento, CA 94296-0001 For information call: (800) 777-0369 (916) 653-6995, outside the U.S. 711, TTY relay service www.parks.ca.gov This park is operated in partnership with Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District and Napa Valley State Parks Association. SaveTheRedwoods.org/csp Bothe-Napa Valley State Park 3801 St. Helena Highway Calistoga, CA 94515 (707) 942-4575 napavalleystateparks.org © 2010 California State Parks (Rev. 2016) the trails at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. A place for all seasons, BotheNapa Valley State Park offers visitors a different kind of California wine country experience. Nestled in historic Napa Valley five miles north of St. Helena, the 1,900-acre park features campsites and yurts, rugged trails, and a swimming pool. In summer, coast redwood and Douglas-fir trees shade the park, creating a refuge from Napa Valley’s summertime heat. In spring, calypso orchids, trillium, and other wildflowers greet hikers. Autumn brings showy fall foliage, and in winter, mosses and fungi dot the park. PARK HISTORY Native People From about 6,000 BC, the Koliholmanok (“woods people”) lived in the areas now called Calistoga, along Ritchey Creek and south as far as Rutherford. These hunter-gatherers made fine obsidian tools   —   knives, scrapers, arrow and spear points   —   as well as intricate baskets and ceremonial objects. The Koliholmanok people were thought to number about 2,000 before the Europeans came to Alta California. When Spanish settlers arrived, it is believed that they called the native people guapo for their bravery, daring, and good looks; the native people eventually became known as the Wappo. Mexican land grantees and gold seekers upset the Wappo balance of life as they introduced diseases such as smallpox that devastated the Wappo population. The park is nestled among the rolling hills of Napa Valley wine country. By 1855, nearly 20 years after Missouri fur trapper George C. Yount planted the area’s first grapevines, only a fraction of the Wappo people remained. Wappo descendants in Napa and Sonoma counties continue to practice and honor their ancestral traditions. Early Pioneers Dr. Edward T. Bale was given 18,000 acres of land in the 1840s through a Mexican land grant. To process grain into meal using water power, Dr. Bale built the nearby Bale Grist Mill, which is now a state historic park, 1.5 miles south of this park. The valley’s first school was built near the mill by Sarah Fosdick Graves, a member of the ill-fated 1846 Donner Party. The first church in Napa Valley was built in 1853. Named for Asa White, its pioneer Methodist-Episcopal preacher, the White Church site is near Pioneer Cemetery on the History Trail. Bothe-Napa Valley’s visitor center was originally built for George and Angeline Kellogg Tucker around 1858. Tucker family graves lie in the park’s Pioneer Cemetery. The portion of Dr. Bale’s land now called Bothe-Napa Valley State Park was purchased in the 1870s by Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Hitchcock of San Francisco. The Hitchcocks’ second home, “Lonely,” was built on the property. Hitchcock, his wife Martha and his daughter, Lillie Hitchcock Coit, entertained San Francisco society at Lonely and helped popularize the sunny valley as a summer getaway from the city. Lillie had been rescued from a hotel fire by San Francisco firemen at age 7; she became an unofficial mascot and patron for San Francisco’s fire brigades. After Lillie Hitchcock Coit’s death in 1929, her bequest to the city paid for building nozzle-shaped Coit Tower, honoring San Francisco firefighters. The Coits’ Calistoga home burned to the ground the year Lillie died. Paradise Park stood on this site from 1929 to 1959. The resort’s pool is all that remains. The park offers numerous recreational opportunities — such as swimming, exploring the creek, hiking, and camping. NATURAL RESOURCES AND WILDLIFE The park ranges in elevation from 300 to 2,000 feet above sea level. Coast redwoods grow in the north slopes and canyons. Bothe-Napa Valley is the farthest inland of the coast redwood state parks. Coast redwood forests obtain at least 30 percent of their moisture from fog. As the planet’s climate changes, coast redwoods cannot absorb vital nutrients when
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