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The Park is now open for RV, trailer, tent and horse camping. 

The lower 50 acres are now open for day use.  

That includes: the lower 9 hole disc golf range, the horse arena, round pen and trails course, the Martha Walker Native Plant Garden, the archery range and biking or hiking on the lower flat 50 acres ONLY.

The upper 800 acres are closed

to all day use for safety reasons.

We will update the web site weekly.  

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Welcome to the Skyline Wilderness Park 

 nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Napa Valley.  We have many activities and features here to help you get back to nature and see part of our valley as nature intended it.  No matter what you came for, be it Trails (Hiking, Horseback or Bikes), The Martha Walker Garden, Disc Golf or just to Picnic. You will be able to relax and enjoy yourself.

 


We are always looking for volunteers!
If you're interested, contact us at info@skylinepark.org.

 





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From Our Skyline Park President 11/6/17

Monday, the 6th.

Dear Skyline Park Enthusiasts,

 

Much was done in the Park last week.  Landscaping improvements were made in the RV Park and the main entrance, our 3 man trail crew went up and cut burned out trees daily on the upper acres.  There were times after they cleared a trail, they would go back only to find more trees down.  So far, they have cleared the Buckeye Trails three separate times.  Wed., Nov. 1st, Battalion Chief Jared Anderson along with three more fire fighters spent 5 hours up on the trails, cutting down large trees that were problematic for our trail crew.  They donated their time to help Skyline with their special skills on their off hours. On Thurs., our Trail Master met with 6 volunteers who were to be crew leaders for the Nov. 4th workday, going up on the trails deciding what was to be done. While the morning of November 4th dawned overcast, the spirits of those volunteers entering the Park were bright and enthusiastic. Everyone was greeted with coffee and donuts. The volunteers were split into two groups.  One group with 20+ people worked around the Park entrance and bathrooms, cleaning up the grounds, moving rocks, marking trails and spreading wood chips and gravel.  The other group of 50+ was sponsored by REI and worked around some of the trails.  They stayed with their crew leaders and did not wander off into unsafe areas.  They worked on all the trees that had been cut down on the Passini Trail.  They distributed cut logs.  They pruned branches off the logs/trees and spread the branches on the barren/burnt earth for erosion control.  Large logs were placed over some of the old "social trails", covering them up for erosion control.  The same work was done on Buckeye Trail and Lower Skyline Trails with different crews. An amazing amount of hard work was done by all volunteers. By 1 pm, it was quitting time. The Trail volunteers were served a burrito lunch by REI in the picnic area.  The grounds volunteers were served a pizza lunch next to the parking lot. Homemade cookies were offered made by a kiosk worker. Everyone left with smiles on their faces, knowing they made a positive contribution to our beloved Park.  If you would like to volunteer, please call our kiosk (252-0481) between 8 am and 5 pm and ask to be put on our volunteer list stating your area of interest.

 

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From Our Skyline Park President

Dear Skyline Park Enthusiasts.

Our beloved Park was looking pretty good on Tues., 10th.  We had thought we would be mostly spared. Unfortunately Cal Fire felt that embers from the fire could start up in out Park.  It would then threaten surrounding areas.  In order to protect the State Hospital and the Napa county Office of Education who we share borders with, Cal Fire needed to set back fires in our upper 800 acres. They set back fires on Wed.  They came back on Thurs. and set more back fires as they said not enough was burned and did more spot fires on Fri.  While some may say that Skyline was a victim of a sacrificial fire, I'd prefer to think of Skyline as being a hero by ensuring the protection of the State Hospital, NCOE and the surrounding neighborhood who was on standby evacuation status. The back fires damaged approximately 600 of our upper 800 acres but were monitored and managed by several fire fighting agencies so that no Skyline embers would reach nearby structures or homes.  In addition, the back fires were slow moving, giving our wildlife a chance to flee so we did not experience the wildlife deaths that were seen evidenced in the Atlas Peak fire years ago.  
 
Our staff evacuated all campers Mon., the 9th and has remained closed to day use. While Cal Fire requested we close our main gate, we staffed our kiosk from 8 am until 1 am the next morning for the next two weeks.  We answered questions, assured neighbors, watered our vulnerable areas, made our lower 50 acres fire safe, directed fire and police personnel, welcomed fire fighters throughout the day and night with flush toilets, hot showers, a relaxing place for a break, a quiet place to sleep and fresh coffee in the morning.  A bedraggled,  soot faced, exhausted U.S. Forestry fire team came to our gate at midnight the 9th looking for a quiet, dark place to sleep for a few hours.  They had been in our Park earlier that day and knew of our facilities. After I led them to a quiet spot, thanking them for all they were doing for Napa, it seemed so inadequate. This group of men appeared bone tired yet said they were happy to be of service.  Every fire fighter who came through Skyline was professional, focused, polite, caring and humble.  God bless them all.