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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  • The Lake Oroville state recreation area has lots of camping and fishing access for those who like the outdoors!  more »
  • Wow where do I start the state of California or should I say department of water resources . They have made a mess of the Oroville lake. No keeping up on the maintance of the spillway. Now they have t...  more »
  • 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 »

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