Moore Creek Park - Lake Hennessey Unit

Moore Creek Park - Lake Hennessey Unit

2602 Chiles Pope Valley Rd.
St. Helena, California 94574
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Local Phone: (707) 259-5933

Moore Creek Park encompasses 673 acres of canyon open space with perennial Moore Creek, and 900 acres of Oak Woodland on the northern side of Lake Hennessey. 

Parking is available in the gravel lot off Pope Chiles Valley Road and is well marked with signs.

Hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and nature lovers will find trails following the lake shore, through the grassy hillsides of eastern Napa Valley and along Moore Creek showcasing the Oak, Douglas Fir and Madrones woodlands, grasslands and chaparral. 

The Park is home to wildlife including black bear, mountain lion, bobcat, gray fox, and coyote. Bald Eagles have been sighted at Lake Hennessey along with Golden Eagles, hawks, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, White Egrets, woodpeckers and loons.

Leashed dogs OK on Lake Hennessey unit, but please note: no dogs allowed on the Moore Creek Unit.

Oat Hill Mine Trail - Photo Credit: @thepacklife.napa
Oat Hill Mine Trail - Photo Credit: @thepacklife.napa
Napa Valley is amazingly dog-friendly, with scores of wineries and restaurants welcoming four-legged visitors accompanied by humans. When it comes to hiking, head to Moore Creek Park, on the north side of Lake Hennessy near St. Helena. Among 15 miles of trails here is the serene, 5.6-mile Shoreline Trail/Alta Hennessey Loop, which traces the perimeter of this fresh-water reservoir with a jaunt into the hills along a dirt road. more »
Moore Creek Park
Photo: Samantha S.
Samantha S. wrote in to tell us about a dog-friendly park she and her dog recently visited in Napa County. She let us know that Moore Creek Park in St. Helena is a wonderful dog-friendly spot with great views and pristine pools. more »
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