The Forebay Aquatic Center is open for the summer season! This venue is the perfect place for anyone looking to be outdoors and in the water this summer.
For kids there are summer camps, field trips for schools, and equipment rental with all the safety measures to keep everyone safe in the water.
There are plenty of equipment rentals whether you are going by yourself or with a group. The choices are single kayak, sit-in kayak, tandem kayak, stand-up paddle board, pedal boat, hydrobike, and canoe. Rentals can be done per-hour up to entire season passes.
The Forebay Aquatic Center hosts a variety of events throughout their season, but are especially known for their Moonlight Paddles. Starting at sundown, the Forebay's staff offers a guided tour into the sunset and a paddle back to the shore under the moonlight.
Outside of water activities the Forebay is surrounded by a large picnic area which is perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings, and corporate parties. A portion of the Brad Freeman Trail also wraps around the Forebay that is perfect for a morning hike.
The Forebay is a California State Parks facility, so an $8 parking fee does apply. If you have any questions about recreation in the Oroville area, please contact the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce at (530) 538-2542.
Located on the north side of Oroville off Hwy 70, the aquatic center is located in a beautiful park setting on the edge of a small lake. In addition to swimming and picnicking, they offer sailing lessons, kayaking day trips, SUP yoga (stand-up paddleboard yoga), summer rowing camps, and much more. Dogs are welcome!
Lake Oroville recreation area encompasses about 28,450 acres near the City of Oroville. The park offers a variety of outdoor recreation activities including boating, fishing, water sports, swimming, horseback riding, biking, hiking and wildlife viewing. The area includes Oroville Lake, as well as the Feather River – both excellent fishing spots. The Lake Oroville Visitor Center has a museum, exhibits, videos and a store. Dogs on leashes are welcome.