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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, Oroville

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 55 reviews on the web
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 lovely this year after all of our rainfall. The fish ladders are back in action as is the fish hatchery. There is much to see. Picnic grounds are well maintained. Recreational activit...  read more »
  • Stunning lake and recreation area. Boating, fishing, hiking, camping, scenic drives Its all here for you to enjoy 
  • Water level is down do to the drought or it would be a 5 rating. Park is awesome, lots of picnic room and a lot of historical things of interest. 
  • Lake Oroville and the greater Lake Oroville State Recreation Area is a wonderful addition to what the northern Sierra Nevadas have to offer. There are several boat launch facilities at the lake, both paid and free. The North Forebay offers some great kayaking, as well as the Aquatic Center that provides rentals. The Afterbay is almost always as smooth as glass, and all facilities are free. The only portion of the recreation area that leaves something to be desired is the Clay Pits OHV area. The Clay Pits have potential, but don't currently offer much for OHV enthusiasts.
  • Went here for 4th of July 2016. Their firework show was ok. But very beautiful lake and pretty scenery
  • There's a hike nearby here to go up to feather falls. It's legit! But it's a super difficult hike...
  • Lucky to have Lake Oroville in my backyard. Great place for swimming, boating, fishing and camping. Several places to launch and dock boats as well as areas for picnicking and camping in a beautiful setting.
  • Love hanging out with my wife here. We like floating on our rafts in the cove with some music and cocktails.
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