Watercraft outfitting services sought at Lake Berryessa

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NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation is providing an opportunity for watercraft outfitting services on the west side of Lake Berryessa. Applicants must apply by 4 p.m., Friday, April 27.

Outfitting services will include delivery, launch, and retrieval of motorized and non-motorized watercraft and boats. Services may also include boat towing. All outfitting services will be conducted at either or both Putah Canyon and Spanish Flat Recreation Areas. Services will not continue past Oct. 31.

No extensions will be granted past the April 27 deadline. Reclamation intends to issue a use authorization document to successful applicants by Friday, May 4. Detailed information on this business opportunity can be found at www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa.

To be considered for this opportunity, interested applicants should follow all instructions on the web site and complete a Reclamation Use Authorization application. The application can be found here:  https://www.usbr.gov/lands/docs/UseAuthorizationForm2012-2015Fillable.pdf.

Applicants must submit all documents to Nathan Kyle at nkyle@usbr.gov, or to:

Lake Berryessa Watercraft Outfitting Opportunity
Lake Berryessa Field Office
5520 Knoxville Road
Napa, CA 94558

For more information regarding this request for outfitting services, contact Nathan Kyle, Concessions Manager, Lake Berryessa Field Office at 707-966-2111, ext. 102 (TTY 800-877-8339), or nkyle@usbr.gov. For more information about Lake Berryessa visit the website at www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa.


Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the United States, with operations and facilities in the 17 Western States. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Please visit our website at http://www.usbr.gov

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