Beautiful Lake Berryessa, California

Lake Berryessa was formed in 1957 when the Monticello Dam was completed on the Putah Creek. At 26 miles long and 3 miles wide, Lake Berryessa is one of California's largest manmade lakes. At capacity, Lake Berryessa stores 1.6 million acre feet of water and is one of the largest bodies of fresh water in California. Lake Berryessa offers 165 miles of shoreline for year-round recreation. That's more shoreline miles than Lake Tahoe.

Lake Berryessa provides many opportunities to experience a variety of wildlife and plant exploration activities. The Monticello Dam area at the southeast corner of the lake is one of the best local birding areas. The best time to visit for the best birding opportunities is in the early spring and late fall during migration and nesting seasons.

Average Air & Water Temperatures
•  Lake Berryessa, California  •
Month High Low Water
Jan 56° 39° 47°
Feb 53° 62° 50°
March 67° 45° 50°
April 74° 47° 58°
May 82° 52° 62°
June 91° 56° 67°
July 91° 56° 75°
Aug 95° 58° 76°
Sept 90° 56° 70°
Oct 80° 50° 62°
Nov 65° 43° 57°
Dec 56° 38° 52°
All temps in Fahrenheit and averaged historically.
Sources: weather.com / nps.gov

The grassy hills dotted with oak and manzanita provide excellent opportunities to view eagles, hawks, songbirds, wild turkeys, and deer. Shoreline viewing opportunities may include canada geese, pelicans, great blue herons, western grebes, wood ducks, snow geese, and common loons.

Berryessa's water reaches temperatures of up to 75 degrees in the summer, making it an ideal place for water sports. Anglers enjoy fishing for both cold and warm water species, such as rainbow trout, bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill.

Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs, just 45 minutes from Napa Valley, Lake Berryessa is an ideal location for your Forever Houseboat getaway. Mild temperatures in the summer make it perfect for water sports, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing, or just simply sitting back and releasing the cares of the everyday.

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Pleasure Cove Marina at Lake Berryessa
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Nestled between the Blue Ridge and Cedar Roughs, just 45 minutes from Napa Valley, Lake Berryessa is an ideal location for your Forever Houseboat getaway. Mild temperatures in the summer make it perfect for water sports, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing, or just simply sitting back and releasing the cares of the everyday.

Round out your Forever Houseboat vacation with a watercraft rental from Pleasure Cove Marina.

Ski Boats and Deck Cruisers are the perfect compliment for sightseeing excursions, pulling waterskis and tubes, or grabbing the catch of the day at dawn. Or... take a slower cruise in a Canoe or on a Single or Double Kayak.

Pleasure Cove Marina Facilities Include:

  • Houseboat Rentals - with houseboats from 59' to 70'
  • Ski Boat, Deck Cruiser & PWC Rentals - available for hourly, daily and multi-day rental
  • Cabin Rentals - 4 person and 8 person Lakeside Cabins
  • Campground & RV Sites - 140 camp sites with full or partial hook-ups
  • Boat Slip Rental - daily and monthly (covered / uncovered) slips available
  • Convenience Store - last minute needs including, groceries, snacks, fishing tackle, bait, souvenirs and boating accessories
  • Single or Double Kayaks and Canoes for rent by the day!

Pleasure Cove Marina is professionally managed by Forever Resorts and is an authorized concessioner of the Lake Berryessa, Bureau of Reclamation.


Pleasure Cove Marina Slip Rentals

  • Overnight Slips: $25.00/night per slip
  • Monthly Uncovered - For Monthly Uncovered Rates call (707) 966-9600.
  • Monthly Covered - For Monthly Covered Rates call (707) 966-9600.
  • Monthly End Tie - For Monthly End Tie Rates call (707) 966-9600.
  • Monthly Houseboat - For Monthly Houseboat Rates call (707) 966-9600.
  • Boat Launch Fee: $25.00/day per boat*
  • *Launch fee is waived for Forever Houseboat rental customers

For a full day of fun on the lake, be sure to fill up your boat at our fuel dock prior to your first run.
The fuel dock is open:
Summer (May-Mid September): 7:00am - 7:00pm
Spring & Fall (April & October): 8:00am - 5:00pm
Winter (November-March): 8:00am - 4:30pm

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8:00 am to 4:30pm MST (Arizona) ~ Sat. & Sun.

Forever Resorts
Forever Resorts is an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service and state and public agencies, and operates under special use permits with the USDA Forest Service. Forever Resorts is a Committed Equal Opportunity Service Provider.