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Bidwell Park

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965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
+1 530-896-7800
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Peace & Beauty Any Season

Hard to imagine Chico without Bidwell Park. Walking, running, biking, swimming, or just sitting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert S
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Eureka, California
Fun spot to sit and think

This is a great spot to sit and think. Lots of quiet nooks to sit in. In the Summer good place to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom F
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“chico creek” (31 reviews)
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“swimming pool” (18 reviews)
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965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
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+1 530-896-7800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to imagine Chico without Bidwell Park. Walking, running, biking, swimming, or just sitting enjoying the peace and beauty it is the soul of the city. From children's playgrounds to remote swimming holes in upper park it is the spirit of Chico. Once the location...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great spot to sit and think. Lots of quiet nooks to sit in. In the Summer good place to swim and soak.

Thank Tom F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love Bidwell Park! It has so many different areas to visit , upper and lower park! One mile is great, has sycamore to swim in, also 5 mile recreation area ! It also has swimming holes in upper park, bear hole, salmon hole! So beauitful...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice part of Chico history and a lovely area unless it is in the summer on a 95 degree plus day.

Thank Ronald C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a visit to Bidwell Park since we were in Chico for the weekend. I was pleased with the park but wished that there had been better signage for the trails. We opted to walk the lower park but the trail had no signage...More

Thank Robert N
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

We were a little out of shape and looking for a long but relatively flat walk. It was a really nice trail alongside the stream/river. The water was clean and clear and further up the river you could swim. There was no trash on the...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Chico is truly blessed to have a huge municipal park. The westerly end is developed for public use with softball fields, playgrounds and a natural creek swimming pool. Head east to Upper Park and you can hike, fish, swim for hours and not see another...More

Thank Marc E
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

It is large with an upper and lower sections of the park. It has everything from hiking, mountain biking, swimming holes, mile swimming close to downtown, parks, walking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas. It's awesome!

Thank Mary W
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Upper Bidwell Park has a vast amount of trails ranging from flat and east to moderately steep for true uphill hiking. Left of the main road dogs are allowed off leash making this a perfect place for my labradors and I to take weekly hikes...More

Thank Catlynn S
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Bidwell Park has an amazing swimming pool that is feed by the river. It has a cement bottom and is cleaned every Thursday. Lots of trails to run, bike and hike throughout the park.

Thank Kelly K
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sambors7
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
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Sunsetgirl
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
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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.
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