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  • caribou crossroads
    It’s going to be a fun summer - come stay with us! Call 530-283-1384 to make reservations for the RV Park, Cabin or Tent, or e-mail at: cariboucrossroads@comcast.net 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. Our store offers fishing and camping supplies, or that food item you may have forgotten. Coming up just for the day? Stop by our cafe and sample some tasty treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner – and our shakes are Pacific Crest Trail ‘famous’! Read More
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  • Feather-Falls
    Feather Falls • Plumas National Forest 530-534-6500 Olive Hwy. east to Forbestown Rd., north on Lumpkin Rd. 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. There are two trails—a moderate and a strenuous one.  Both feature magnificent scenery.  Many enjoy taking a picnic lunch to enjoy leisurely. Be cautioned that on the strenuous trail, the last mile on the way back to the trailhead is uphill, so allow plenty of time to complete the hike before dark.   Read More
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  • Bald Rock
    Bald Rock • Plumas National Forest 530-534-6500 Hwy. 162 North to Berry Creek, right on Bald Rock Rd. Turn left downhill into well-signed parking area 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. We commend his choice of vistas.   Read More
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  • table-mt
    Table MountainTable Mtn. Blvd. to Cherokee Rd. to the mountaintop If you haven’t been to the top of Table Mountain in the Spring, you’ve missed a sight that folks travel from afar to view–the wildflowers in bloom. You’ll see them in multiple sizes and many shades of yellow, pink, and white along with the striking bluish-purple lupines and brilliant golden poppies.  You may also see people flying kites. If you park your car and hike, please walk only in designated areas.  For the very hearty, there are many hidden surprises, including beautiful waterfalls. For a guide to recognizing and learning about the wildflowers, buy a copy of Wildflowers of Table Mountain – Butte County, California by Samantha Mackey and Albin Bills, illustrated by Larry Jansen.  The book can be found in some Chamber of Commerce offices or by ordering from: Biological Sciences Herbarium, CSU, Chico, CA, 95929-0515 or call 530-898-5381.   Read More
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  • Oregon City Covered Bridge
    Cherokee Table Mtn. Blvd. to Cherokee Road Museum: 530-533-1849 School: 530-533-3402 Oregon City Table Mtn. Blvd. to Cherokee Rd., follow “Bridge” signs School Tours: 533-9418, 533-4715 Settled in 1853 by a school teacher and his Cherokee Indian students from what is now the state of Oklahoma, Cherokee boomed from 1870-1886. In 1881, a mining company was operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It employed 200 men using 40 million gallons of water daily with hydraulic monitors to mine the Table Mountain bluffs. Investors here included such names as Vanderbilt. In the late 1800’s hydraulic mining was outlawed due to the environmental damage it caused. More than 200 diamonds of commerical quality were also found here. The Calif. Historic Landmark plaque  says that Oregon City was settled in 1848 by a party of Oregonians captained by Peter H. Burnett (who later became the first civil governor of Calif.) and prospered as a gold mining community. It is home to the Oregon City School, which is maintained by the Butte County Historical Society, and houses a small museum of artifacts. In 1984, the community, led by Clay Castleberry, built a covered bridge, which was automatically authenticated by the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges because of its true detail of ...
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  • Feather River Canyon
    Feather River Canyon National Scenic Byway 530-534-6500 Hwy. 70 to Belden Town & Beyond Dedicated in October, 1998, this 130-mile drive beginning in Oroville offers spectacular views of the Feather River Canyon.  With much of it carved out of solid granite and rock cliffs and completed in 1935, the Feather River highway features miles of roadway that crisscross the north fork of the Feather River and several tributary streams as it winds through Plumas National Forest. A spectacular drive for scenery during any season, we especially enjoy it in Spring with nearly 100 waterfalls flowing and 1000s of wildflowers and in the Fall for Autumn color. The steel arch bridge located about 30 miles north of Oroville is one of the wonders of construction on this breathtaking drive. The 680 foot long structure is 200 feet above the river and 170 feet above the Western Pacific Railroad bridge below. The bridge is unique in that it not only curves as it crosses the river, but is also banked, creating a span that both curves and twists at about a five-degree angle. Along the drive, you’ll see several PG&E hydroelectric facilities, and will travel through three tunnels; the third and longest is 1,187 feet and has viewing ...
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  • berries
    Berry Creek is a small foothill community 18 miles east of Oroville named for Henry Berry, an early pioneer settler, but the wild blackberries growing throughout the area have put Berry Creek on the map. Berry Creek hospitality ranges from a famous bed and breakfast, 2 stores, 3 churches, 1 gas station, a real western saloon, a post office and a school to an annual Berry Festival which takes place on the second Saturday in August. The Festival, which started more than ten years ago as a community activity, now brings visitors from all over the state.   Read More
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  • Mountain House
    Mountain House 9 miles north of Berry Creek on Oro-Quincy Hwy. About nine miles north of the Bald Rock turnoff, you will pass an old, gray, two-story building. This is Mountain House, an old stage coach stop, which is the only one left of the four that were on this stretch between Oroville and Quincy. The Register of Historic California Businesses has given a certificate to Mountain House, verifying its operation in 1849. The robber, Black Bart, is said to have used the basement as a hideout.   Read More
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  • Sly Creek
    Sly Creek Reservoir & Little Grass Valley Lake; Plumas National Forest 530-675-1146 or 530-534-6500 Sly Creek is 14 miles south of La Porte on La Porte Rd. Little Grass Valley Lake is 2 miles north of La Porte. After driving only 45 minutes from Oroville, we were awestruck to discover Sly Creek Reservoir, a beautiful, emerald-hued, 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. We couldn’t decide which campground we liked best. Both have their charms. Open to small boats, Sly Creek has one paved launch ramp and one cartop launch. Little Grass Valley Lake, a 1,615 surface-acre lake, sits at 5,040 feet elevation and has several forested campgrounds with over 300 campsites, plus three paved launch ramps. Rainbow, brook, and brown trout fishing is good at both lakes, and swimming, picnicking, hiking and gold panning are all enjoyed   Read More
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  • Bucks Lake
    Bucks Lake Hwy 70 via Quincy or Oro-Quincy Rd. via Berry Creek If you follow the Oro-Quincy Rd. on the old Wells Fargo Stage route, which takes you through Berry Creek, you’ll reach Bucks Lake, which is just plain beautiful any time of the year. A mile high in the Sierra Nevada, tall pines, a crystal clear lake, and clean mountain air are a few of the assets of this area. You can fish, swim, and boat during the summer, and enjoy snowmobiling and cross country skiing in winter. In the Spring, the wildflowers are magnificent, and hunters prefer the area in the Fall.  But our favorite time is in the summer when the Valley heat is hovering near 100.  We don’t fish, swim, or boat.  We just enjoy the air.   Read More
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  • Yuba-Feather Historical Museum
    Gold Trader Flat & Yuba-Feather Historical Museum 19096 New York Flat Rd., Forbestown, CA 95941 530-675-2508 or 675-1025 Noon-4 p.m. Weekends from Memorial Day-Labor Day, Free www.YFHmuseum.org 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. Not to be missed is a replica of an 1870’s gold-mining town called Gold Trader Flat.  Stroll along the boardwalk to see the post office, saloon, barber shop, blacksmith shop, general store, jail, a miner’s cabin, Maidu camp, chapel, and old schoolhouse replicas. The museum hosts “living history” days.   Read More
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  • Quilici Vineyards
    Bangor Ranch Vineyard 5768 La Porte Rd. Bangor, CA 95914 510-658-2056 Hrs: 1st & 3rd Sat. Noon to 5 bangor-ranch.comBertagna Son Kissed Vineyard 3363 Hegan Lane Chico, CA 95928 530-343-1623 Hrs: By Appointment beragnawine.com Dog Creek Cellars 9975 Garden Creek Rd. Durham, CA 95938 530-345-3714 Hrs: 1st. Sun. Noon to 5 dogcreekcellars.com Gale Vineyards 9345 Stanford Lane Durham, CA 95938 530-891-1264 Hrs: By Appointment galevineyards.com Grey Fox Vineyards 90 Grey Fox Lane, Oroville, CA 95966 530-589-3920 Hrs: Sat. & Sun., Noon-5 greyfox.net contactus@greyfox.net Hickman Family Vineyards 77 Orange Ave. Bangor, CA 95914 530-679-0679 Hrs: By Appointment hickmanfamilyvineyards.com Honey Run Winery 2309 Park Ave. Chico, CA 95928 530-345-6405 Hrs: Mon. – Fri. 9 – 5 honeyrun.com La Rocca Vineyards Tasting Room 222 W. Second St. Chico, CA 95926 800-808-9463 Hrs: W–F 1:30-8, S 12-8, Sun.1:30-6 laroccavineyards.comLong Creek Winery 323 Ward Blvd., Oroville, CA 95966 530-589-3415 Hrs: Sat. & Sun. Noon to 5 longcreekwinery.com New Clairvaux Vineyard 26240 7th St. Vina, CA Daily 11am-5pm 530-839-2200 newclairvauxvineyard.com Odyssey Winery 6237 Cohasset Rd. Chico, CA 95973 Sat. 1-6pm, May-Dec. only 530-891-9463 Purple Line Urban Winery 760 Safford St. Oroville, CA 95965 530-543-1785 Hrs. Wed. 2-8, Th-S 12-7, Sun. 12-5 purplelinewinery.com Quilici Vineyards 72 Quail Hill Place, Oroville, CA 95966 530-589-5088 Hrs: By Appointment quilicivineyards.com Your Guide to the North Valley’s Fine Wines Bangor Ranch Vineyard & Winery, with its stone walls and walkways, is located in the southern Butte County town of Bangor, surrounded by rolling hills and oak woodlands.  The ranch was acquired by Gary Paul Fox in 2010 with a goal and commitment to producing the highest quality handcrafted wines and olive oils. The vineyard is planted with Nebbiolo and Mourvedre ...
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  • caribou crossroads
    It’s going to be a fun summer - come stay with us! Call 530-283-1384 to make reservations for the RV Park, Cabin or Tent, or e-mail at: cariboucrossroads@comcast.net 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. Our store offers fishing and camping supplies, or that food item you may have forgotten. Coming up just for the day? Stop by our cafe and sample some tasty treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner – and our shakes are Pacific Crest Trail ‘famous’! Read More
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