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|Lake Solano County Park, and Campground|
Lake Solano Quick Links:
Directions to the Park
Boat Rentals and Boating Information
Park Fee Schedule
For camping or picnic reservations, click "Online Park Reservations" at left.
Lake Solano Nature Center Reservation Form (to fill out and submit)
Lake Solano Nature Center Use Policy (full policies and rules for use)
Lake Solano Park is located along beautiful Putah Creek near Winters, California. Contact the park at (530) 795-2990.
Explore Putah Creek with a virtual tour of sites along the creek
where you can visit or fish:
Click here to find the "Putah Creek E-Book"
(compliments of the Putah Creek Council)
|Lake Solano Park is located at the base of coastal foothills west of the town of Winters and offers an array of recreational opportunities. A destination point for outdoor enthusiasts since its creation in 1973, Lake Solano Park caters especially to campers, picnickers, kayakers, canoers and anglers. The park has a Nature Center and trail opportunities for short day hikes, bird watching and wildlife photography. Owned by the Bureau of Reclamation, Lake Solano is managed for public recreation by Solano County. More than 60,000 visitors a year enjoy a wealth of recreational activities both on and off the water. The lake is considered one of the best fly fishing spots in the Sacramento Valley. The County operates a campground with 58 campsites, many with water and electric hookups. There are restrooms with flush toilets, sinks and hot showers. The day use area has picnic sites, group picnic pads for rent, a free boat launch (non-motorized boats only), parking and restrooms. The picnic area is located directly east of the campground. To contact Lake Solano Park call (530) 795-2990; camping and picnic pad reservations may be made online (see "Online Park Reservations" at left). |
Gracing the park are a number of plants and trees that have adapted successfully to this climatic region with black walnut, buckeye, toyon, willow, valley oak, live oak, grey pine and cottonwood trees abundant in the area. The lake is home to an amazingly diverse cross-section of animal life, where one can find anything from the tiniest insects to black tail deer. Reptiles native to the area include blue-belly fence lizards and harmless alligator lizards. Ground and tree squirrels, coyotes, raccoons, bobcats and gray foxes can all be found at Lake Solano Park. Birds nesting at Lake Solano include the scrub jay, quail, the acorn and Nuttall's Woodpecker, bushtits, sparrows and towhees. There is even a large winter population of European Widgeon that make the lake their winter home. Scenic excursions within a two-hour drive of the park include Lake Berryessa and the Napa Valley to the west, the Sacramento Valley and its open farmland to the east and the Delta waterways and the San Francisco Bay area to the south.