#1 Drive Over the Nation’s Tallest Dam

Completed in 1968, it stands 770 feet high and is 6,920 feet across the top. It is the tallest and one of the largest earthen dams in the USA. Tailings from the gold dredging era make up most of the material used in construction.

A picnic area overlooks the dam & has restroom facilities. The dam area is also a favorite of local swimmers. Lake Oroville Marina has endless opportunities to enjoy the uncrowded atmosphere available at Lake Oroville.

Lk-OroPonderosa-RdBeneath the dam, a cavern almost as large as the state capitol building has been hollowed out to house six power generation units. Coupled with four units in the Thermalito Power Plant, they generate more than 2.8 billion kilowatt-hours of power annually. Tours are available by appointment only. Please call 530.534-2306 for more information.

Lake Oroville, which the dam created, has a surface area of 24 square miles and a shoreline of 167 miles, including many waterfalls in the Spring.


Highlights In Oroville California

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Best Value Inn
Broken Color
Butte College
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Butte Regional Transit B-Line
Carpet Warehouse
Crystal Pharmacy
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Dahlmeier Insurance
Days Inn
DH Synergetch
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Dot Com
ERS Total Living Concept
Feather Falls Casino
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Feather River Kitchen and Gifts
Forever Resorts
Fugate Insurance
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Gold Country Casino
Great American Pump
Hal Gabrielson Insurance
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Holiday Inn Express
Karen Whitlow
Marcozzi Jewelers
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Miners Alley
Mugshots Coffee
Office Of Admissions
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Oroville Chamber
Oroville Downtown
Oroville Flea Market
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Oroville Gental Dental
Oroville Hospital
Oroville State Theatre