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Bidwell Park

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Wonderful Park all year long!

Beautiful Park anytime of the year. Easy walking paths, great place to take your dog for a walk, a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A Lovely Park.

I have during the past 30 years walked the six mile loop around this park at least 500 times. It... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful Park anytime of the year. Easy walking paths, great place to take your dog for a walk, a dip in the creek or a picnic at many of the benches along the way.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank franrebello
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have during the past 30 years walked the six mile loop around this park at least 500 times. It is a pleasant, lovely experience.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank monicat921
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lots of people out for a walk on a sunny afternoon. Paved paths for wheel chair access. No distance markers however-watch your watch.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is huge and a local attraction. We ran in the annual Almond Bowl Run and it was a very nice place to run. I would go back

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RalphM33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bidwell Park is one of the largest metropolitan parks in the country in a fairly small town. Chico has a little more than 100,000 people. Any parks larger than Bidwell are in larger cities. It has softball fields, a creek running through it and through...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ElBrocko2016
Reviewed December 13, 2018

There are 2 parts to Bidwell Park. Lower Park is close to downtown Chico. The walking trails are hard-packed and you will find people walking, riding bikes, roller blading as well as riding horses. Several trails are along side the creek. It's always cooler under...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sunrae2017
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Bidwell park offers something for everyone. Accessible by car, with sweet spots for a picnic or dip in the creek. Upper park offers great mountain biking and hiking trails along with epic swimming holes. My buddy from Maine often can't believe it's not a national...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen W
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Lots of grass, large trees, paths for bikes and peds, not crowded on the weekend. Clean. Very pleasant.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robin T
Reviewed October 10, 2018

It was a beautiful day and was alot fun to step in the water and explore the little fish and plants in there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sharonkheeter
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Not only kids climbers, picnic areas and swimming holes, but lovely walking paths. The grandkids loved throw twigs into the creek to see them float away OR rocks, to see who could make the biggest splash! Lovely afternoon spent here for zero dollars!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 525mariannee
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July 20, 2018|
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Response from fancifulnmp | Reviewed this property |
A little trivia....The cast stayed at RichardsonSprings, just outside of Chico. What once was a hotel is now a conference center. An old timer I know told me that his father, who was a game warden, arrested Errol Flynn for... More
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Michael G | Reviewed this property |
Lower Park - the part of the park that's kind of "in town" - is dog friendly but dogs need to be leashed. It's a large park. Upper Park - is dog friendly and dogs don't have to be leashed. In the summer keep an eye on your... More
Nicole F
March 30, 2018|
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Response from Peggy S | Reviewed this property |
I did some research and you need to bring your own horse.