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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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  • Lake Oroville is our happy place! It's a huge lake with many places to wakeboard, surf and ski. The water is a great temperature and the views are amazing. There's a sandy beach and waterfall that are...  more »
  • I wonder how long before they open it up again, with the spillway repairs going on the public is prohibited entry. It's a nice view of the lake, and worth going to see, when you can.  more »
  • We visited the center and it was nice and clean. Though the park was soon to close for the day, we did go to the to the top and look at the beautiful view. We saw a family of deer as well. The spillwa...  more »