In 2010 Pensus was granted the concession contract for a number of locations around Lake Berryessa.
In December 2012 the Bureau of Reclamation made the "decision to terminate the concession contract with Pensus Lake Berryessa Properties, LLC." Bureau of Reclamation News Release
The Bureau of Reclamation states that Pensus failed to comply with the contract terms.
In January 2013 Pensus appealed the decision. Pensus Public Statement
The Bureau of Reclamation has taken over immediate government operation of several concession areas during the winter of 2012-13 and into the spring. They also plan to seek out interim concession contractors for the 2013 summer season.
Neither Markley Cove Resort nor Pleasure Cove Resort is directly affected by the decision to terminate the Pensus contract. Those two resorts should continue to operate as usual.
Lupine Shores wet slips will likely not be available until the summer 2014. Dry storage there will be terminated very soon. The launch ramp there should now be open for use.
Regarding other services around the lake, the Bureau of Reclamation states, "Free boat launch is available at the Reclamation-operated Capell Cove boat launch. Day use and picnicking are available free at Oak Shores, Smittle Creek, Eticuera, and Olive Orchard day use areas. Foothill Pines, Lupine Shores, and Chaparral Cove may be available for camping by Memorial Day weekend 2013, and a concession contractor may be able to operate the northern end of Oak Shores as an 85-site campground as we did in 2009 and 2010.The Dufer Point Visitor Center provides current information to visitors about all recreation opportunities at Lake Berryessa and is located at 5520 Knoxville Road, Napa, CA 94558"
For up-to-date information, visit Bureau of Reclamation - Berryessa.
Wragg Canyon Road off Highway 128, located on the southern end of Lake Berryessa in the Wragg Canyon Inlet.
(800) 255-5561 Website: Pleasure Cove Marina
|*2-day minimum on houseboat rentals. Rates vary by dates|
|Deluxe Houseboat*||59-foot, sleeps 10||NA||~$800|
|XT Houseboat*||59-foot, sleeps 10||NA||~$990|
|Millennium Houseboat*||70-foot, sleeps 12, Hot Tub, Waterslide||NA||~$1200|
|Ski Boat/Runabout||20-foot, Seats 7, Open-bow||$74||$394||$2153|
|Fishing Boat||17-foot, Seats 4-5, 60 HP||$42||$236||$1286|
|Deck Cruiser||26-foot, Seats 10||$63||$341||$1838|
|Patio Pontoon||44-foot, 15 People, bathroom, waterslide||NA||$520||$3019|
|Personal Watercraft||Seats 2||$79||$341||$1995|
|Double Kayak||Seats 2||NA||$42||$231|
Prices subject to change.
7521 Highway 128, at the southern end of Lake Berryessa
Located inside Markley Cove Resort
Lake Berryessa Boat and Jet Ski Rentals
Call for boat rental prices - (707) 966-4204
|DXII Sanger Ski Boat||20'||5-6||Closed Bow, 300 HP, Bimini Top|
|DLX Sanger Ski Boat||21'||7-8||Open Bow, 320 HP, Tower,|
|Ski Supreme Competition Boat||7-8||Proflight Tower, Waterski, Tube|
|Sanger V215 Ski Boat||22'||8-9||350 HP, Tower, Wakeboard|
|Sanger V210 Ski Boat||21'||8-9||350 HP, Tower, Wakeboard, Open Bow|
|Patio Boats||25'||10-12||60 HP, Awning, Swim Ladder|
|Crestliner Fishing Boat||16'||Aluminum, Shade Awning|
|Jet Skis||2-3||Yamaha, Honda, 50-70 MPH|
Operation of some of these facilities may be affected by the changes of concession operators. See the information provided by the Bureau of Reclamation: Bureau of Reclamation Update.
|Boat Ramp||Location||Facilities - Fees|
|Capell Cove||Knoxville Road, southwest end of lake||2-Lane, Public Ramp, Free, toilets|
|Blue Oaks (formerly Berryessa Marina)||5880 Knoxville Rd., midway west side||Fee|
|Lupine Shores (formerly Steele Park)||1605 Steele Canyon Rd., midway west side||Campground, $20|
|Manzanita Canyon (formerly Rancho Monticello)||6590 Knoxville Rd., midway west side||Fee|
|Foothill Pines Resort (formerly Spanish Flat)||4290 Knoxville Rd., southwest end of lake||Fee|
|Markley Cove Resort||7521 Highway 128, south end of lake||2-Lane Ramp, Full Marina $30|
|Pleasure Cove Resort||Wragg Canyon Rd., south end of lake||4-Lane Ramp, Full Marina - $25|
|Chaparral Cove (formerly Putah Creek)||north end of lake||RV and Tent Camping, launch ramp $20|
|Oak Shores/Smittle Creek Day Use Area||West shore||Hand Launching Only|
Joey's Performance Marine Center
1035 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA
C & C Marine Services
431 Brown St., Napa, CA
C & C Marine Services
1301 Business Park Dr. #D, Dixon, CA
Gregor Marine Services
1230 Van Buren St., Fairfield, CA
Bayshore Marine Service
7723 Hwy. 29, Kelseyville, CA
Bayshore Marine Service