Attention: Lake Oroville State Recreation Area will be closing its last launch paved ramp, located at Bidwell Canyon by August 20, 2014, due to dropping water levels. To continue offering services to boaters, the Department of Water Resources will be opening their Spillway Low Water Gravel Boat Ramp accessed from Spillway upper parking lot. The Spillway Low Water Gravel Boat Ramp area will have a boarding float or dock which will be maintained by State Park's staff. There will be lighting set up for this area. The area will be re-graveled, but four wheel drive vehicles are highly recommended if accessing or launching from this area. Visitors whose reservations include any dates from August 19th and beyond may cancel their reservation and receive a full refund. Please note that the floating campsites will remain open for the duration of the reservation season.

Note to campers in the Bloomer North Fork Trail Camp: You will have a 10-mile hike, which is the distance on the trail leading to the 3 campsites from the Spillway parking lots.

For visitors in the Bloomer Group Boat-in campground, please be aware that our lake level is extremely low.

LAKE OROVILLE SRA, CA

Season for Peak Fees:04/01 to 10/15 This man-made lake was formed by the tallest dam in the country (770 feet above the stream bed of the Feather River). Encompassing approximately 28,450 acres near the City of Oroville, the park offers family and group camping, boating, an extensive...

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For the best answers to questions concerning any visitor information, please contact:
Lake Oroville Visitor Center - Ph. #: (530) 538-2219
917 Kelly Ridge Road Oroville, CA 95966

Discount Pass must be presented at the time of check in.

Your DMV Disabled Placard/License Plate does not automatically give you a discount on your campsite. You will need to obtain a CA State park-issued Disabled Discount Pass (DDP) or Distinguished Veterans Pass (DVP).

  • Fees include entry for 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle or trailer, additional vehicles will be charged per night at the park.

  • All other campgrounds at Lake Oroville are available by reservation between May 6th and October 2nd of each year. They're available the rest of the year through a first come first serve basis.

  • Loafer Creek and Lime Saddle Campgrounds are subject to closure during the off-season.

  • To book a Group site you must have at least NINE occupants between Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

  • Floating campsite check in is at the Spillway entrance station Friday - Saturday. For check in at other times or other days contact the Lake Oroville Visitor Center for instructions at (530) 538-2219. Exact locations of the floating campsites depend on lake elevation. Detailed information on the locations will be provided at check in. Pets are prohibited on the floating campsites.

  • 2014 Reservation Season:

  • Family, Group, Hook-up Sites: Reservations available April 1 - October 15.
  • Bidwell Canyon Sites 1-39 and Loafer Creek Sites 1-43 are 1st1st when not on reservations; Bidwell Canyon Sites 40-75 and Loafer Creek Sites 44-137 as well as all other family, group, and hook-up sites are closed when not on reservations.
  • Loafer Creek Horse Camp, Bloomer Boat-In Camp, and Bloomer North Fork Trail Camp: Reservations available all year.
  • Floating Campsites: Reservations available April 1 - October 15. Closed when not on reservations. These dates are subject to change depending on lake conditions.
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    Bloomer North Fork Trail Camp TENT ONLY - WALK-IN 8
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water
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    Bloomer North Fork Trail Camp TENT ONLY - WALK-IN 8
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    Bloomer North Fork Trail Camp TENT ONLY - WALK-IN 8
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    Floating Site 4 FLOATING CAMP SITE 15 24
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    Floating Sites 1-3 FLOATING CAMP SITE 15 24
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    Floating Sites 5-8 FLOATING CAMP SITE 15 24
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    Floating Sites 5-8 FLOATING CAMP SITE 15 24
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    Floating Sites 5-8 FLOATING CAMP SITE 15 24
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    Floating Sites 9,10 FLOATING CAMP SITE 15 24
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    Floating Sites 9,10 FLOATING CAMP SITE 15 24
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    GROUP BOAT-IN GROUP BOAT-IN 75 0
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    Nonspecific+ STANDARD 8 27
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    Nonspecific+ STANDARD 8 40
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    Nonspecific+ STANDARD 8 40
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    Nonspecific+ STANDARD 8 40
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    Nonspecific+ HORSE SITE 8 42
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    Lime Saddle Group Camps GROUP TENT ONLY 24 0
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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    Lime Saddle Group Camps GROUP TENT ONLY 24 0
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    Loafer Creek Sites 1-43, and Group Camps GROUP TENT ONLY 25 21
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    Loafer Creek Sites 1-43, and Group Camps GROUP TENT ONLY 25 21
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    Loafer Creek Sites 1-43, and Group Camps GROUP TENT ONLY 25 21
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    +When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Description

    Season for Peak Fees:04/01 to 10/15

    This man-made lake was formed by the tallest dam in the country (770 feet above the stream bed of the Feather River). Encompassing approximately 28,450 acres near the City of Oroville, the park offers family and group camping, boating, an extensive system of horse, bicycle, and hiking trails, and a state-of-the-art horse camp. The park features "floating campsites," moored in a cove. The area includes the Feather River Fish Hatchery, built by the Department of Water Resources, to replace lost spawning areas for salmon and steelhead. Displays on the State Water Project and the area's natural and cultural history are featured at the Visitor's Center.

    Check the State Parks website for additional information on the weather, suggested day hikes, or to see the park brochure, campground map, park photos, video, and more. Information available will vary from park to park.Click here

    Booking Window
    Sun Aug 24 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 7 Month(s) in advance.

    New dates are released in blocks, 1 Month(s) at a time.

    The next on-sale is Mon Sep 01 2014

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Wed Oct 15 2014
    Non Peak Thu Oct 16 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
    Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Mar 31 2015
    Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu Oct 15 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • ADA Access
    • Boat Launch Ramp
    • Boating
    • Comfort Station
    • Disabled Access Site
    • Dump Station
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Group Camping
    • Hiking
    • Hiking Trails
    • Hitching Post
    • Horseback Riding
    • Information Center
    • Iron Ranger
    • Marina
    • Nature Trails
    • Non potable Water
    • Parking
    • Picnic Area
    • Restrooms
    • Showers
    • Store - Convenience
    • Swimming
    • Visitors Center
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    Getting There
    Bidwell Canyon Campground
  • Ph. #: (530) 538-2218
  • Bidwell Canyon Road & Arroyo Drive
  • Oroville, CA 95966
  • Latitude: 39 degrees 32' 03.00" N ||| Longitude: 121 degrees 27' 23.26" W
    BIDWELL CANYON: 68 miles north of Sacramento on Highway 70 to Highway 162; 8 miles east on Highway 162 to Kelly Ridge Rd, left on Kelly Ridge Rd to Arroyo Dr.

    Lime Saddle Campground
  • Ph. #: (530) 876-8516
  • 3428 Lime Saddle Road
  • Paradise, CA 95969
  • Latitude: 39 degrees 40' 33.25" N ||| Longitude: 121 degrees 33' 32.84" W
    LIME SADDLE: North of Sacramento on Highway 70 to Pentz Road; left on Pentz Road, right on Lime Saddle Road, take a right at campground entrance sign, proceed to kiosk.

    Loafer Creek Campground
  • Ph. #: (530) 538-2217
  • Loafer Creek Road
  • Oroville, CA 95966
  • Latitude: 39 degrees 31' 41.61" N ||| Longitude: 121 degrees 26' 43.88" W
    LOAFER CREEK: 68 miles north of Sacramento on Highway 70 to Highway 162. 9.5 miles east on Highway 162 to Loafer Creek, left into the park.

    SPILLWAY: 68 miles north of Sacramento on Highway 70 to Highway 162; 6.5 miles east on Highway 162 to Canyon Dr, left on Canyon Dr to Oroville Dam, and cross the dam.
  • Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    LAKE OROVILLE SRA
    Visitor Center
    917 Kelly Ridge Road

    OROVILLE  CA  95966-9222

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (530)538-2219
    Additional Information