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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

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Address: , Oroville, CA
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Fishing, Water-skiing
Description: A beautiful, tranquil lake for waterskiing and bass fishing.

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Beautiful place but water level down

Always enjoy the area and lake and recreation area. Warm weather and beautiful lake makes for good times

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Hayward, California
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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Fun to see the huge dam, and learn about the reservoir. It is very low right now, but still enough water for fun, if you want

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OROVILLE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Lake Oroville and its surrounding facilities are fantastic, and Loafer Creek is a very nice campground. Unfortunately, the facilities aren't nearly as nice when the water is low because everything revolves around the lake. If you are planning a trip, be sure to check the lake level in advance because it's not as much fun in a drought year. Also,... More 

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visit Lake Oroville often. Lake offers easy access and is very clean. Great time with family and friends can be had by all.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Our first visit to the area, we had no idea how large or beautiful Lake Oroville is. The dam is the biggest in the US - a mile across and you can drive on it. The lake is covered with beautiful houseboats and people just really enjoying themselves in this warm location. Lots of history here as well.

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Northern California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A very tall Earth filled dam, dams the Feather river and during much of the year creates a large and beautiful lake with excellent boating. But during a drought (like now) a very large portion of the lake drys up. However, the Recreation District offers a diverse group of non boating activities. (check their schedule)

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Always enjoy the area and lake and recreation area. Warm weather and beautiful lake makes for good times

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We stayed at the Lime Saddle campground over Memorial Day weekend. We were in site 9, which was on the RV side of the campground. We didn't realize that until we got there and we had the only tent without an RV. That being said, we loved it. There was plenty of space for our large tent, as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The staff was outstanding and very friendly. Lake is very low but was still beautiful. Quiet and clean sites. Showers and washrooms were clean and nice hot showers. The boat ramp is very long due to water levels

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The state's 2nd largest reservoir is looking a little grim these days, down to only about half capacity. Even so, more houseboats crowd the surface of the lake than that of any other body of water I've seen. It's still a beautiful natural area to explore, and makes for some great photos. In the Bidwell Bar area, there are a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Still beautiful and lots of fun in and around the water. The spillway is of course dry as a bone. The ramps still reach the water so no problem launching though the walk back up is long and steep.

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