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reserve a Floating Campground
Many lakes in California offer lakeside camping, but Lake Oroville is home to the only campsites in the state where you can picnic, barbecue, and pitch your tent right on the lake! Lake Oroville’s 10 floating campsites each feature room for up to 15 visitors and three vessels (two personal watercraft count as one vessel). Bring food for grilling and take advantage of the propane barbecue and shaded picnic table. A sink, restroom, and storage closet help make the floating campsites convenient for the entire family. You can pitch several tents on the flat upper deck or just sleep under the stars. The floating campsites make a perfect home base in between your other adventures on Lake Oroville (just make sure to bring of drinking water with you, as there's no potable water on the campsites!).
Make your reservations at Reserve California. You’ll be able to pick which site you want, if available.
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.
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BOAT LAUNCH RAMPS
There are several multilane boat launches around Lake Oroville: Current Boat Ramp Closures and Availability link:
For confirmation of the current ramp status contact the
Lake Oroville Visitor Center at (530) 538-2200
Bidwell Canyon Marina
Bidwell Marina: 530-589-9175
Car-top Boat Launches
Spillway Boat Launch
Lake Oroville Marina at Lime Saddle