Recreation in The Foothills, CA

 


Caribou Crossroads

Located in the beautiful Feather River Canyon, we are the perfect starting point for your vacation! Access to hiking trails, trout fishing, gold mining, kayaking – it’s all within your reach.

Nestled under the trees, Caribou Crossroads offers a 19-site RV Park with full hook-ups. We have one cabin that could be perfect for a romantic getaway. And, a new item, our wall tent – perfect for the family that wants to try their hand at camping without really roughing it. All are located right next to the river, providing a beautiful and soothing background.

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Camping

Sly Creek Reservoir & Little Grass Valley Lake

After driving only 45 minutes from Oroville, we were awestruck to discover Sly Creek Reservoir, a beautiful, emeraldhued, 562 surface-acre lake, resting among the pines at 3,500 feet elevation. Two campgrounds with less than fifty total campsites serve Sly Creek, one with stunning views of the lake, and the other (Strawberry) nestled in the forest where we could hear the creek flowing only a few feet from our campsite.

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Poker Flat

Today Poker Flat is a beautiful setting on Canyon Creek with artifacts from the 1800’s still visable. Goldmining claims are still active. Though not too far from La Porte, it is strictly a 4-wheel drive trip. But, when you get there you can camp at 6 campsites constructed by the U.S. Forest Service complete with picnic tables and fire pits.

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Hiking

Feather Falls

To view this magnificent 640 foot waterfall, you’ll need about four hours of time since it’s a seven-mile, round-trip hike, but we bet you’ll remember the breathtaking view for months to come. Markers appear every half mile to show distance traveled, and hikers are cautioned to take along plenty of drinking water and to wear adequate footwear for the hike.

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Bald Rock

It’s only a quarter-mile hike from the parking area to the huge Bald Rock formations. The spectacular view of the Sacramento Valley and coastal ranges make it a hike worth taking.  There are many unique formations atop Bald Rock, and outstanding views in every direction. The Maidu have a legend of a monster called Uino who protects the middle fork of the Feather River from his dwelling atop Bald Rock.

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Indoor-Outdoor Museum

Gold Trader Flat & Yuba-Feather Historical Museum

This unique and entertaining museum with adjoining picnic area is a scenic half hour drive from Oroville and is dedicated to preserving the history of eastern Butte and northern Yuba County. Exhibits, include pioneer snowshoes for humans and horses, giant saw blades, Maidu and Chinese artifacts, mining implements, and a working print shop.

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