Boating Restrictions

Boating Restrictions

Lake Oroville
Two- and four-stroke motors are allowed on Lake Oroville, as are jet skis, sailboats, houseboats, and kayaks. No-wake zones are strictly enforced, as are no-wake speed limits before and after sunset.

Thermalito Afterbay
Two- and four-stroke motors are allowed on the Thermalito Afterbay, as are jet skis, sailboats, houseboats, and kayaks. No-wake zones are strictly enforced, as are no-wake speed limits before and after sunset.
North Forebay
Only non-motorized boats are allowed on  the North Forebay.

South Forebay
Motorized boats are allowed on the South Forebay from 8:00am until sunset every day.

Diversion Pool
Only non-motorized boats are allowed on the Diversion Pool.

Note  Boat ramps are closed when the lake level drops to 5 feet above the bottom of the ramp.  Exception:  Stringtown and Dark Canyon Boat ramps may remain open at lower lake levels if deemed safe by the park superintendent.