Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

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Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
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Location Napa and Sonoma Counties, California, USA
Nearest city St. Helena, California
Coordinates 38°33′4″N122°30′58″W / 38.55111°N 122.51611°W / 38.55111; -122.51611 Coordinates: 38°33′4″N122°30′58″W / 38.55111°N 122.51611°W / 38.55111; -122.51611
Area 1,991 acres (806 ha)
Established 1960
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park is a state park of California in the United States. Located in the Napa Valley, it contains the farthest inland coast redwoods in a California state park. [1] The 1,991-acre (806 ha) park was established in 1960. [2]

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In 2011 during the ongoing California budget crisis, this park and the adjacent Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park were among those targeted to be closed due to lack of funding. The Napa County Parks and Open Space District petitioned the state to operate the park in order to avoid closure. [3]

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Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park

Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park is a California state park located in Napa County between St. Helena and Calistoga. The park is the site of a water-powered grist mill that was built in 1846 is one of only two water-driven mills remaining west of the Mississippi River.

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  1. "Bothe-Napa Valley State Park" (PDF). California State Parks. 2010. Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  2. "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
  3. Nissenson, Michal (2011-09-16). "Volunteer group offering to keep Bale Grist Mill alive". Napa Valley Register . Napa, Calif.: Lee Enterprises, Inc. Retrieved September 16, 2011.