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“Beautiful, serene & quiet”

Ranked #5 of 27 things to do in Oroville
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Owner description: A beautiful, tranquil lake for waterskiing and bass fishing.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We rented a fantastic houseboat here for a week and had a wonderful family vacation! 7 of us on board included 2 teen boys, 2 tween gals & 3 adults who all had a fun relaxing time. Water is chilly in the am as expected, but by afternoon is super refreshing! The kids fished a bunch and played from sun-up to sun-down in the water. We even beached at one point to have a fire & do s'mores. Great little hide-aways everywhere so we never had more then one other houseboat near us. Very cool camping spots in the zmiddle of the lake too, they are on pontoons and have kitchens & bathrooms and probably accommodate up to 15 people (big). Great fun was had by all!

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Before I started visiting I hadn't heard much about Lake Oroville. It's about 3 hours from the Bay Area and it's a surprisingly nice area. The lake is really big and even with the tourists and houseboats, it seems to accommodate everyone without feeling overly crowded even on weekends. Except for the town which is nothing special and a couple of Native American casinos, it feels pretty rural. I am lucky enough to have friends here who have a ski boat. I'm not sure what it would cost to rent a ski boat or like many, rent a houseboat for a few days.

Thank dnsf
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

family place, I definitly recomend for everyone that want some peace and recreation, the lake and the scenery is beautiful

Thank leilacarniatto
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

There is something for everyone here. Great Fishing, Boating, Hiking trails and Camping along with one marina filled with house boats and a nice bar/ restaurant. This is a big lake with many things to do or you can have picnic by the water then lay around and do nothing. The bad part is that half the water from this lake is sent to Los Ageles and Southern Calif. The local Farmers depend on it to water their crops also. This causes some very low lake levels by the middle of summer. But then no one wants those swimming pools in Southern Calif. to go without water.

Thank Danny C
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We love this Lake!!!! Can't say enough about the lack of boats and people on this lake during the weekends. We love to waterski and usually only have the weekends to do so. All of our other lakes in the area are so busy. It's hard to find waters this calm and warm water in the summer. The floating camp sites are a must try in your life time.

Thank bobalou19
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