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Bidwell Park

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Huge Swimming Hole!!

You must check out the great swimming hole with the water that flows through. Get on the bridge... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chico, California
My favorite city park in the U.S.

Way back in time, I used to live across the street from this park. I remember walking, biking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wichita, Kansas
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965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You must check out the great swimming hole with the water that flows through. Get on the bridge that crosses the creek for super photo ops. It's an actual creek flowing through town and this large pool was created. Pretty unique!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Cellipooh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Way back in time, I used to live across the street from this park. I remember walking, biking, swimming, going to Caper Acres, watching a baseball game, etc. I have been back numerous times since we moved away, including 2 weeks ago. Went up to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank k1d2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in Chico on a Sunday Morning on a trip to Northern California. I was looking for a place to get a run in. Found this park on tripadvisor & decided to check it out. Turned out to be a great pick. It have plenty...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 590scotto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always love spending an afternoon strolling along the creek. It’s beautiful and the lack of hills makes it an easy trip for the entire family. Definitely worth checking out if you find yourself with a couple hours to kill while visiting Chico.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Archer L
Reviewed January 16, 2019

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 January 15, 2019

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 January 15, 2019

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 January 7, 2019

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 December 18, 2018

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
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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.