Popular Lake Berryessa party spot closed

Article Created: 05/28/2008 07:15:13 AM PDT

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The closure is intended to prevent unsafe conditions caused by thousands of visitors congregating in that area, Bureau of Reclamation and the Napa County Sheriff's Department officials said.
The closed area was designated by buoys and the area will reopen after each of the three holiday weekends. The upcoming closures are scheduled to take effect at 1 p.m. on the Thursday before the holiday weekends until 3 p.m. of the following Tuesday.