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Bidwell Park

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The Gem of Chico

Bidwell park offers something for everyone. Accessible by car, with sweet spots for a picnic or dip... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephen W
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Great place for a bike ride

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Robin T
Nevada City, California
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965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

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!

Thank 525mariannee
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is the must do for any visitor to Chico. A peaceful place yet one of many activities. Walking or bike riding seem to be the primary pursuits. As time passes new discoveries emerge.

Thank charles c
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

This park has literally everything. High end, moderate difficulty hiking. Amazing geologic formations along the river. Beautiful scenery. And just when I thought it was over, I stumbled onto an enormous swimming pool made out of a flowing river. if you're in Chico visiting a...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We spent sometime walking through Bidwell Park. Enjoyed the lush green trails. Lots of fun. A much do when visiting Chico

Thank Hortencia A
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Bidwell Park is a very nice area that gives a calming effect. It is great for families as well as anyone who loves nature. Walking among the birds and small animals in their natural habitat is fun as well.

Thank Greg S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Check out this park at anytime of the year and you will be amazed by its beauty! lower park is located near town and is easy to access for the entire family. Upper park to the East of town offer's a little more challenge for...More

Thank ray s
Reviewed August 7, 2018

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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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.