Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park is in Napa County between the cities of St. Helena and Calistoga, California. This beautiful historic site is home to a grist mill that was built in 1846. The mill is water-powered and still operational today. Visitors from all over the country come to tour the old mill property.
Once the social center of town, this mill was the place where locals came to grind their corn and wheat. It was owned by Dr. Edward Turner Bale who was given the land as a grant from the government of Mexico. Until his death, Dr. Bale made his home very near to the property.
The Bale Grist Mill was declared a state historic landmark in the early 20th century. The park itself houses a trail which forms a connecting unit to the popular Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. Here, visitors can also see the first area church as well as the well-renowned Pioneer Cemetary.
Fur babies are welcome to join their owners at Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park but are to remain on a lead on the premises. Dogs are not permitted in any public buildings or along shorelines. There is not a designated dog play area at Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park.
However, drinking water is provided to help keep both Fido and his family well-hydrated. Bathrooms are also housed on the grounds for public use. Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, a public recreational area, offers entrance to its property at no cost to all people and their pooches.
The park is also amenable to several activities including hiking, picnicking, and geocaching. Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park supports and enforces all California law. As a result, dogs must be current on vaccinations and licensed with their city. For a great time enjoying a piece of American's history, bring Fido and the family to Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park!