Marina/Rentals Boat supplies and rentals are available on the south end of Lake Oroville atBidwell Marinaor on the north end of the lake at theLake Oroville Marina. You can call Bidwell Marina at 530-589-9175 or the Lake Oroville Marina at 800-255-5561.
TheForebay 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.
Launch Ramps There are several multilane boat launches around Lake Oroville:
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 700 3 lanes from 745 to 640 ft
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
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.
2 lanes from 900 to 750 ft
Car-top Boat Launches
to 847 ft.
Nelson Bar to 854 ft.
Stringtown to 869 ft.
Vinton Gulch to 849 ft.
Foreman Creek to 730 ft.
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 allowedon 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 allowedon 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.