Lake Oroville Boating

Boat Launch Ramps

There are several multilane boat launches around Lake Oroville:
Bidwell Canyon  Marina                                                              
  •  7 lanes from 900 to 850 ft
  • 5 lanes from 850 to 802 ft
  • 4 lanes from 802 to 781 ft
  • 3 lanes from 781 to 735 ft
  • 3 lanes from 745 to 680 ft
  • variable access to 655 ft, Bidwell Marina advises removing boats from lake at 680 ft.  Bidwell Marina: 530-589-9175
Loafer Creek                                                                        
  • 8 lanes from 900 to 800 ft
  • 2 lanes from 800 to 775 ft
Spillway Boat Launch                                                  
  • 12 lanes from 900 to 810 ft
  • 8 lanes from 820 to 726 ft
  • 2 lanes from 726 to 695 ft
  • 1 lane gravel from 695 to 685 ft
Marina/Rentals
Boat supplies and rentals are available on the south end of Lake Oroville at Bidwell Marina or on the north end of the lake at the Lake Oroville Marina. You can call Bidwell Marina at 530-589-9175 or the Lake Oroville Marina at 800-255-5561.

The Forebay Aquatic Center, located at the North Forebay off Hwy. 70, rents kayaks, canoes, sailboats, paddleboats, and more. They also offer lessons and youth camps.  Call for more information (530)774-7934.
Lake Oroville is best explored by boat. Easy access is provided by several launch ramps around the lake shore, and you can rent boats at the Bidwell or Lake Oroville Marinas.

On this page you'll also find information about boating at the other Lake Oroville SRA areas, including the Afterbay, Forebay and Diversion Pool.

See current lake elevations
Enterprise                                                                              
  • 2 lanes from 900 to 750 ft.
Car-top Boat Launches                                                    
  • Dark to 847 ft.
  • Nelson Bar  to 854 ft.
  • Canyon Stringtown  to 869 ft.
  • Vinton Gulch  to 849 ft.
  • Foreman Creek  to 730 ft.
Lake Oroville Marina at Lime Saddle                                                                        
  • 5 lanes from 900 to 853 ft.
  • 4 lanes from 900 to 801 ft.
  • 3 lanes from 900 to 762 ft.
  • 2 lanes from 900 to 702 ft.