#4 Great Camping & the Best Fishing in the State


Lake Oroville Recreation Area east of Oroville, off Olive Hwy. (162)

Campsite Reservations:800-444-PARK (7275)

Park Headquarters • 530-538-2200

www.water.ca.gov/recreation/locations/oroville/

Camping opportunities abound at this State Recreation Area, including boat-in campsites and ten two-tiered floating campsites, along with the more typical all-terrain and RV hookup sites. For marina information (houseboat & other boat rentals, etc.), please see item number 18.

If it’s bass you’re after, you’ll be pleased to know that Bassmaster magazine ranks Lake Oroville as the “Best Bass Fishing Spot in California,” and held a regional bass tournament here. And bass aren’t the only type of fish you’ll find. Coho salmon, catfish, mackinaw, and brown trout can all be found here.