Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Equestrian
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Skyline Wilderness County Park
Operator
County
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
WiFi
Location
Skyline Wilderness County Park is located in California
Latitude
38.276 N
Longitude
-122.246 W
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11 Reviews of Skyline Wilderness County Park
Not Fancy, but Well Appointed

Basic outdoor setting near downtown Napa. Clean and well appointed bathrooms and showers. RV as well as tent camping in different sections. Recommend bicycles, if you have them, to ride into town, or on nearby backroads to view acres upon acres of vineyards. Park allows daytime use for mountain bikes, hikers and horseback riders. During current COVID times (eg 6/2020), wineries require appointments for visiting, as compared to many with “drop in” ability in the past, so plan ahead. Open 7am-7pm, with gate code given for late entrants. Recommend earlier check in (starts at 1pm).

Beautiful location in the heart of Napa

This location is easily accessible for all. Biking, trails for hiking and the gardens are gorgeous. Rvs and horses welcome.

Mostly a parking lot but the location is good

It's pleasant but mostly a parking lot for RVs with spaces right next to each other. We camped here in October 2018 and it was quite crowded. We were lucky to get a spot on dirt under a tree, so we weren't in the parking lot, but right next to it. You pass vineyards on the road to the campground and can see them from the campground, as it's on a hill.  You're also pretty close to town so it's easy to get meals or groceries.  We arrived early evening and left early in the morning the next day so did not get to explore the area. We were pleased, though, to see that there's a nice archery range right next to the campground.

The fee was very reasonable. I can't quite remember what it was, but I think it was $12. There was wifi but with so many people in the area, it wasn't a strong signal. There were DVDs available to borrow at the check in station. 

We would stay here again.

Perfect for one night!

Super easy access and safe, in the city so close to wineries, restaurants and shops. We were here as a stop in our road trip so it was a perfect stay. They provide WiFi and hot shower. Very clean space. Lots of people were doing the trail but unfortunately we didn’t have time to do it. The only reason we didn’t extend one more night was the freezing cold at night (visited in late December). There’s no separation between campsites, you just choose a spot. In our case, we only had to share the lot with one more tent so we had a lot of privacy. However, don’t know how “crowded” it can be in a busier season.

Beautiful campground and park

I tent camped here and really liked it. There is also an RV section. It has flush toilets, showers and WiFi. For recreation you have the park behind the camp with great hiking trails and the whole Napa region. The people who work there are nice and do a great job keeping it up.

Urban camping in napa

The campground has good facilities and hiking trails. Most camp spots are in an open field, some tree shade.

Inexpensive Full and Partial Hook-ups in Napa Valley

Clean showers and bathrooms, some trees, close to Raley’s Grocery store. Easy drive to the wineries of Napa Valley, a little further to Sonoma but a nice drive. Picnic table, some full hook-ups and some partial, we will ask for full hook ups next time just for ease of getting out when your ready to go.

Park is Nice, Campground is average

Napa only has a few nearby camping options, so having Skyline is a good thing. The park itself has some great trails, as well as a disc golf course and native plant garden. The campground is pretty much just a grassy field, so nothing too special about it--but if you come with good company and make use of the park you can have a very nice time.

A lot of the available space does not have shade--so consider bringing a shade structure. There are both RV and tent options.

It gets very dry and hot later in the season, so I would also recommend spring camping here. Plus, then you can enjoy the wildflowers on the trails.

The park did burn in the October 2017 wildfires, but volunteers have worked hard to get the trails back in shape and open again. The campground and surrounding area did not burn.

Park is Nice, Campground is Average

Napa only has a few nearby camping options, so having Skyline is a good thing. The park itself has some great trails, as well as a disc golf course and native plant garden. The campground is pretty much just a grassy field, so nothing too special about it--but if you come with good company and make use of the park you can have a very nice time.

A lot of the available space does not have shade--so consider bringing a shade structure. There are both RV and tent options.

It gets very dry and hot later in the season, so I would also recommend spring camping here. Plus, then you can enjoy the wildflowers on the trails.

The park did burn in the October 2017 wildfires, but volunteers have worked hard to get the trails back in shape and open again. The campground and surrounding area did not burn.

Fun Private Park with Lots to Do

Skyline Wilderness County Park is a great little campground just outside of downtown Napa. There are always a lot of RVs there, but thankfully the tent section is separate from most of the RVs. The tent area leaves a little to be desired and is basically just a stretch of grass with picnic tables, BBQs and very little separation or cover from trees. Of course you don’t really think wilderness camping when you think of Napa Valley.

Despite being close to town there is actually quite a bit to do in the park and once you get back from the campground a bit you can really feel kind of far away from the congested Napa Valley. There are quite a few hiking trails and some offer beautiful views of the valley. By far the most popular is the Lake Marie Trail and Fire Road and Manzanita is popular with mountain bikers.

The River to Ridge Trail is nice and provides access to the Kennedy Park, the Napa River, and miles of bike paths, but check at the kiosk if the gate next to highway 221 (Soscol Ferry Road) is open and I have found it to not have a very consistent schedule.

According to a couple of friends that are pretty die-hard disk golfers, the course at Skyline is one of the best and most challenging in the area. I found it to be pretty fun, especially is your expectations are extremely low.

Being Napa Valley there is of course wine tasting and having a parking spot at the campground you have the perfect opportunity to take an Uber or car service to ensure your safety while enjoying Napa’s most famous export.

This is not a park that will provide you with memorable hikes or photos for your Instagram, but it is a decent place to stay in Napa if you’re the type that prefers to sleep in a tent or RV over a very pricey hotel.