Here's a lake-and-wine-country two-fer! The largest in Napa County (16 miles long and three wide), about two hours north of San Francisco, this one (above) was formed in the 1950s by the damming of Putah Creek. known for boating, water sports, and jet skiing. Various sandy beaches and marinas also provide great swimming and fishing as well all kinds of boating - from kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and canoeing to sailing and motorboating - along with waterskiing and Jetskiing. And the area around the lake is popular for picknicking, hiking, biking, motorbiking, birding, and wildlife spotting.

Read more in Tripatini contributor Ady Kang-s post 13 of the Top Recreational Lakes to Enjoy in California.


Céline Colin


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