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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, Oroville

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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area is a state park unit of California, United States, surrounding Lake Oroville, a reservoir on the Feather River. It is located in Butte County outside Oroville, California. The 29447acre park was established in 1967. The recreation area "includes Lake Oroville and the surrounding lands and facilities within the project area as well as the land and waters in and around the Diversion Pool and Thermalito Forebay, downstream of Oroville Dam."RecreationThe park and lake support outdoor recreation such as camping, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, sail and power-boating, water-skiing, fishing, swimming, boat-in camping, floating campsites, and horse camping. There is a visitor center with interpretive exhibits and a 47ft observation tower overlooking the lake and dam.Nearby attractions are Feather Falls and the Feather River Fish Hatchery.
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  • I lived above the Middle Fork of Lake Oroville until I graduated high school. Lake Oroville offers so many different activities. That included fishing, swimming, houseboat rentals, hiking trails, hors...  more »
  • The visitor center here not only has displays of the dam and environs, including the events leading up to the broken spill way, but also local indian culture, and local flora and fauna. Outside, there...  more »
  • Camping site is great, water is nice, plenty of things to do for kids and adults. It is a very big lake and it is close to community and there is a big river call Feather Falls. There is night life fo...  more »

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