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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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  • 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 »
  • Since the spillway breach flooded our only park and access to the Lake is limited, we don't feel like it serves our needs. The State of California and the DWR are responsible for the lack of recreatio...  more »
  • The water is up... way up.. it looks beautiful. I was just at the visitors center two days ago and the people are very nice and you can find may interesting things to learn about the lake and areas.  more »