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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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Daily visits do not disappoint

An overall outstanding park for anyone. Lots of paved paths, dirt trails, restrooms, picnic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Quiche55
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Chico, California
A classic municipal park in Chico

Bidwell Park is a must visit for all in Chico. It is truly the tale of two parks or an extended... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
johngF6862JQ
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“chico creek” (31 reviews)
“robin hood” (30 reviews)
“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 3 weeks ago

An overall outstanding park for anyone. Lots of paved paths, dirt trails, restrooms, picnic benches. I ride my bike through both upper and lower Bidwell Park 2-3 times per week.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Bidwell Park is a must visit for all in Chico. It is truly the tale of two parks or an extended park journey. Downtown is the classic Bidwell Park . . . The municipal park cutting through Chico and providing cooling relief for all in...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

One of the best parks around, love Bidwell, it’s so peaceful and unspoiled. If you get a chance check it out.

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

This park was in the original Robin Hood movie! Miles of trails and roads lead through this gorgeous, dense park that follows the creek though the One Mile Swimming Hole and the Five Mile swimming Hole. Great for bike riding. A must if you are...More

Thank Claudia M
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Bidwell Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the country, running from downtown Chico to the Sierra foothills. It is a wonderful place for walking, running, biking, hiking, swimming, picnicing, or quietly meditating. The park is beautiful no matter what the season. Chico...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The creek through Bidwell Park has been dammed and lined to create a welcome and safe swimming spot in the hot Chico Summers. The park itself is well maintained, trails are wide and inviting and well used by university students and old citizens alike. Near...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park with a lot going on, we were fortunate to have some sunshine while walking around. This would be a great park to take pictures in, there are many great picture backgrounds. We probably saw 15 dogs while there, plenty of benches and places...More

Thank Steinbacher91
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This place is so cool, there are walking, bike riding and horse trails. I was told it is approximately 11 miles long...left in a fairly natural state. Picnic tables situated everywhere. Public washrooms that are clean! There is a swimming pool there with a cement...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We walked the dog in this lovely park. A river runs through it. We were lucky to see an otter hunting some very large fish, possibly salmon. Most impressive were the many huge oak trees and variety of plant life. There is so much beauty...More

Thank Laura H
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

I've gone to this park most of my life. Sadly the upper park road is closed to vehicles these days. If you can't hike there or ride a bike there you are out of luck for that part of the park. That leaves older folks...More

Thank Michael G
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I did some research and you need to bring your own horse.
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