Lake Oroville State Recreation Area


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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area


Location:7 miles east of Oroville via Highway 162.
Facilities:More than 200 family campsites (with and without hookups), overnight sites for self-contained vehicles, 6 group sites, a horsecamp with 15 campsites, 10 floating campsites for people with their own boats, 6 areas designated for boat-in camping, restrooms and showers, 2 marinas, boat launch ramps, snack bars, boat rentals, boat mooring, picnic areas (including designated sites for boaters), swimming beaches, hiking and horseback trails, nature trails, fish hatchery with underwater viewing windows, visitor center complex with displays and a 47-foot viewing tower (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, sailing and power boating, swimming, water-skiing, windsurfing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting (with restrictions).
Special Features:Lake Oroville is the largest state water facility in northern California. It is primarily a boater's park, with 167 miles of shoreline and more than 15,500 surface acres. The lake was created by construction of the Oroville Dam, at 770 feet the nation's tallest earthen dam. One arm of the lake reaches to within 0.25 miles of 640-foot Feather Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in North America.
Address:c/o Northern Buttes District Office
400 Glen Dr
Oroville, CA 95966

Phone:530-538-2200
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=462
Size: 29,447 acres.

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Most recreational facilities at the lake are located within the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area administered and operated by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
30, 2003 The Department of Water Resources has scheduled a special February public input meeting regarding sharing of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area recreational trails by bicyclists, equestrians, and hikers.

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