Berryessa Snow Mountain Monument Created
The city of Winters is the gateway to the new Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, established by President Obama on July 10, 2015. This scenic outdoor wonderland starts at Putah Creek, south of Lake Berryessa, and extends 100 miles north to Snow Mountain Wilderness in the Mendocino National Forest. This remarkable stretch of public lands is filled with outdoor recreation, natural wonders and opportunities for folks to get outside and reconnect with nature.
The public lands of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region offer a rare mix of prime wildlife habitat, geologic wonders and wide-ranging recreation opportunities, while also supporting working lands and a robust local outdoor economy.
Recreation in the Berryessa Snow Mountain region already supports more than 300 jobs, and a recent economic study commissioned by the Winters Chamber of Commerce found that the Berryessa Snow Mountain region could generate $26 million for the local economy over the next five years.
The region’s proximity to the Bay Area and Central Valley makes it an easy getaway for families looking to get outside year-round, These lands provide opportunities for everyone — whether you are a hunter, hiker, fisherman, horseback rider, mountain biker, off-highway vehicle rider or just a nature lover, there is something in this region for everyone to enjoy.