Get on the Water!

Summer is hot! Cool off this summer in the relaxing waters of Lake Oroville, which average 72-78 degrees all summer. (more)

Take the Tour!

Lake Oroville and the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area has several guided and self-guided tours. (more)

Blaze the Trails!

Lake Oroville and the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area have beautiful hiking, biking and equestrian trails for all skill levels and abilities. (more)

About Lake Oroville

(From Wikipedia)

Lake Oroville is a reservoir in the U.S. state of California, formed by the Oroville Dam across the Feather River. The lake is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada about 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Oroville. At over 3,500,000 acre feet (4.3 km3), it is one of the largest reservoirs in California, after Shasta Lake. The lake is fed by the North Fork, Middle Fork, West Branch and South Forks of the Feather River.

The lake has a 9,000 ft (2,700 m) diameter landing area for seaplanes. The lake is a popular bass fishing location, while coho salmon are stocked from the Feather River Fish Hatchery.

Catch your Limit!

Several fishing magazines and tournaments have rated Lake Oroville the #1 Bass  lake in California    (more)

Camp your Way!

Be it on land or water—or even with your horse—camping at Lake Oroville is always unique and fun.(more)

Explore the Adventure!

Surrounding the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area are several incredible natural attractions, including the spectacular Feather Falls and magnificent Bald Rock. (more)

About Oroville Dam

(From Wikipedia)

Oroville Dam is an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville, California in the United States. At 770 feet (230 m) high, it is the tallest dam in the U.S. and serves mainly for water supply, hydroelectricity generation and flood control. The dam impounds Lake Oroville, the second largest man-made lake in the state of California, capable of storing more than 3.5 million acre-feet (4.4 km3), and is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills east of the Sacramento Valley.

Built by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), Oroville Dam is one of the key features of the California State Water Project (SWP), one of two major projects passed that set up California's statewide water system. Construction was initiated in 1961, and despite numerous difficulties encountered during its construction including multiple floods as well as a major train wreck on the railroad line that was utilized for the transportation of materials to the dam site, the top main causeway reached completion in 1967 and the entire project was ready for use in 1968.

Beautiful Lake Oroville Camping

Camping near the beautiful shores of Lake Oroville is a great vacation (More).

Fishing Lake Oroville

Down river from Lake Oroville lie some of the best salmon fishing grounds in the state (More).

Lake Oroville Equestrian Camps

The Equestrian Campsites at Lake Oroville offer horse shower stalls, feeding troughs, a circle ring, access to trails and plenty of parking  (More).

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