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Canyon Creek Resort

Located in the Putah Creek State Wildlife Area, the Canyon Creek Resort officially opened in the year 2000. The RV resort is private, and all guests staying on the property must have a membership to enter. The property is open year-round and has 120 sites including waterfront locations, cabins, cottages, and traditional RV/camping sites, each of which offers different amenities. The resort is located at the bottom of Lake Berryessa, and the Putah Creek runs along the side of the property. There are a number of amenities on the grounds such as an adult pool, a family pool, and a spa. 


The Canyon Creek Resort is located in the Putah Creek State Wildlife Area, a 45-minute drive from both San Francisco and Sacramento California. The establishment sits at the base of Lake Berryessa, and many of the sites on the grounds are lakeside. The resort is also near Putah Creek, which feeds into Lake Berryessa. Across the property are many different amenities such as a family lodge, an adult-only lodge, a cafe, and a pool. Both the family lodge and the adult lodge have pool tables and televisions. On-site, there are also showers, bathrooms, and a laundromat for patron usage. Nearby the lodges is a business and learning center with wifi connections that occupants can use if they have business meetings or calls to make while camping. The cafe sells pizza that is baked in an artisan pizza oven, in addition to hamburgers, hot dogs, and other American cuisine items. The cafe has vegan options for visitors as well as low-carb options. Further accommodations can be discussed with the staff on-site. Additionally, there is a spa on the premises that members can utilize during their stay.

There are 120 sites at the Canyon Creek Resort. Five of the sites are cabins, three are cottages, and the rest are RV/campsites. There are some campsites that are considered 'waterfront' and those are generally the most popular type of site on the property. The sites that are near the water have either 30 or 50 amp hookups, as well as water and electricity. They do not have sewage at the sites near the water. All of the sites that are farther away from the water have full hookups including sewage. There is also 24-hour security on-site. 

Around the property are different amenities that people can enjoy while staying at the Canyon Creek Resort. There are two gazebos in different areas of the acreage, as well as an adult pool and a family pool, a playground, and a lake. The property sits near Bray Canyon, which is on Putah Creek.

The terrain is mostly grassy. There are various different types of trees that can be seen from some campsites as well. Sometimes wildlife such as turkeys can be seen in the area. The resort backs up to the mountains, and guests can see views of them from the pool areas. 

The Canyon Creek Resort is a private campground, meaning that campers pay for memberships and can come throughout the year at any time. There are options available for those interested in camping without a membership, some of which include paying for a camping pass or staying for a 3-day and 2-night trip to tour the grounds before deciding to purchase a membership.  In addition, there are policies that those staying at the resort should note before their stay. Pets are allowed to stay with guests, but they are not allowed inside the cafe. Owners must pick up after any animal they bring to the property. The front office has dog treats available to give to furry visitors. The Canyon Creek Resort is a family-friendly place where children of all ages are allowed. The owners ask that all campers follow "campground etiquette" by being polite and welcoming to each other and abiding by the quiet time hours after 11 PM. At each campsite, there is only one car allowed to park. Additionally, there are only six adults allowed to stay at each campsite. 


At the Canyon Creek Resort, the motto is "Where Memories are Made." The staff and owners of the resort hope to provide a welcoming atmosphere for families that gives them the opportunity to make memories with each other in the outdoors. The property hosts many events throughout the year to encourage members to bring their children and have fun for the weekend.  The most popular events throughout the year are the Crab Feed in February, The Rib Cook-Off in June, the Halloween Celebration, and the "paint and sip" nights. At the crab feed, guests can purchase a ticket, and are allowed to eat as much crab as they would like. The rib cook-off is a Father's Day activity that members can come to and enjoy spending family time together while eating ribs cooked in a variety of ways. The resort is most known for its Halloween Celebration. On Halloween, there is a costume contest, trick-or-treating, and other contests that individuals can participate in. The "paint and sip" nights draw their name from the nearby location of Napa Valley and the many wineries in the area. Guests can come for the evening and taste wine while participating in a painting class. 

The owners hope that those who stay at the Canyon Creek Resort can feel welcomed by the staff on the premises, and comfortable while they camp and make memories on the property. In an attempt to make this possible, the staff strives to focus on customer service and making sure their campsites are set up so that guests can focus on their families. For campers who are new to RVs, the staff is prepared to assist them in hooking up all of the electric, sewage, and water hookups. 

Those who have stayed at the property in the past have commented on the ambiance of the resort, the peaceful setting, and the amenities offered on the grounds. One camper said "The staff is all friendly and knowledgeable. The grounds are well maintained and this place has lots of amenities like a firepit area, walking path, playground, bocce ball, horseshoes, cafe, store, two pools, and a hot tub. Our spot was right on the creek which was so nice." Other guests to the property mention the hospitality of the staff, the water nearby, and the quiet nature of the grounds. One previous visitor mentioned, " Great little spot at an RV resort. Pool, playground, picnic areas, the creek, and a nice little general store where the staff was very friendly."

Another activity that guests can participate in while staying at the resort is fishing on the creek that runs next to the property. The creek is home to a relatively large amount of trout, and patrons of the resort are able to take part in catch-and-release fishing on the creek. When fishing, campers are only allowed to use barbless lures. They must have a current fishing license and the use of live bait is prohibited. 

The area around the Canyon Creek Resort is home to many different types of attractions that visitors can take part in. Within a day drive, patrons of the resort can visit 6 Flags Amusement Park, the Jelly Belly factory, and Napa Valley which is home to many wineries. Restaurants in the area that staff recommends to guests include the Green River Brewery, Buckhorn Steakhouse, and Chuy's Taqueria. 


The Canyon Creek Resort has been in business since 2000. The owner, Kraig McLeod, purchased the property in 1999 and opened the doors of the business the following year. Kraig was raised in the lodging industry and moved to California to start his own version of the businesses he had grown up watching. 

The staff of Canyon Creek Resort strives to make frequent updates to the property, including adding a spa, a pizza oven, and redecorating the grounds and lodge areas. In the future, the owner hopes to add a volleyball court to the grounds, as well as a dog park. 

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22074 State Highway 128, Winters,
Winters, California 95694
United States


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