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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

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Interesting visitor center here!

The visitor center here not only has displays of the dam and environs, including the events leading... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2017
Fountain Valley, California
Beautiful Lake

Camping site is great, water is nice, plenty of things to do for kids and adults. It is a very big... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

There is a lot to do: houseboating ( my favorite) ,fishing , boating up the canyon to Feather Falls ,water skiing , camping ,wind surfing, paddle boarding. Camping ,and of course swimming. Lake Oroville is quite deep ,but the hot summer warms the top. Many...More

Thank Sharalen L
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Oroville Dam is a tourist attraction, but not so much now that construction equipment for the spillway repairs has taken over the place. Access roads to the dam area are blocked off far away from the structure. You can still access the lake, of course,...More

1  Thank Shaka_Frank
Reviewed October 3, 2017

The Lake Oroville state recreation area has lots of camping and fishing access for those who like the outdoors!

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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Wow where do I start the state of California or should I say department of water resources . They have made a mess of the Oroville lake. No keeping up on the maintance of the spillway. Now they have to keep the water levels down...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed August 8, 2017

I lived above the Middle Fork of Lake Oroville until I graduated high school. Lake Oroville offers so many different activities. That included fishing, swimming, houseboat rentals, hiking trails, horse trails and many other sports activities. We are so fortunate to have this beautiful setting...More

Thank Kaykay21470
Reviewed June 24, 2017

The visitor center here not only has displays of the dam and environs, including the events leading up to the broken spill way, but also local indian culture, and local flora and fauna. Outside, there is an exceptionally large indian grinding rock, with about a...More

Thank edq88222
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Camping site is great, water is nice, plenty of things to do for kids and adults. It is a very big lake and it is close to community and there is a big river call Feather Falls. There is night life for adults casinos around...More

1  Thank Rafpallday
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Since the spillway breach flooded our only park and access to the Lake is limited, we don't feel like it serves our needs. The State of California and the DWR are responsible for the lack of recreation areas.

1  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed April 12, 2017

The water is up... way up.. it looks beautiful. I was just at the visitors center two days ago and the people are very nice and you can find may interesting things to learn about the lake and areas.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Lake Oroville is our happy place! It's a huge lake with many places to wakeboard, surf and ski. The water is a great temperature and the views are amazing. There's a sandy beach and waterfall that are both popular places to see. We enjoy the...More

1  Thank Michelle Aldred D
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Tina A
February 20, 2018|
Response from cndw | Reviewed this property |
yes, they do.
July 1, 2017|
Response from Tim T | Reviewed this property |
It's far enough away you couldn't hear anything from the spillway work, even the lights are quite a ways away from Bidwell Canyon campgrounds. You should sleep fine, the work is a long ways away, miles away.