Things to do in Oroville California
Oroville is the county seat of Butte County, California. The population was 15,506 at the 2010 census, up from 13,004 at the 2000 census. The Berry Creek Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California is headquartered here.
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
Bidwell Bar Suspension Bridge In 1856, a suspension bridge was swung across the Feather River at Bidwell Bar, site of the county’s first gold mining
Lake Oroville Visitor’s Center This is a great source for just about any kind of information you want about the area. The center, a joint
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.
North & South Forebays Reserved for non-motorized use only, the North Forebay is a sailor’s ream come true. Ranked as the best sailing and windsurfing
Built by the Native Sons & Daughters of the Golden West and operated by the City of Oroville, this museum was built in 1932 as
C.F. Lott Home in Sank Park A Victorian revival style structure, the C.F. Lott Home built in 1856 serves as a cultural repository for decorative
Oroville Chinese Temple & Garden Built in 1863 to serve a community of 10,000 Chinese, this temple of treasures is listed on the National Register
Historic State Theatre of Oroville Dedicated in 1928, this theater has featured great vaudeville acts, fine films, and multiple live music, dance, and drama performances.
Ehmann Home Freda Ehmann, “Mother of the Ripe Olive Industry,” and her son, Edwin, built this Colonial Revival Craftsman home in 1911 after she’d perfected
Oroville’s Antique Shops Downtown Oroville Antique dealers from all over the Northwest come here to buy for their shops. It’s because of the bargains. China,
The mission of the Artists of River Town is to share art with the people of all ages in the area, offer a space to
If golfing is your sport, Oroville offers three courses with widely differing terrains. The Lake Oroville Golf and Event Center course near Lake Oroville is
41-Mile Freeman Bicycle Trail (530) 533-7885 Completed in 1996, this trail provides 41 miles of scenic off-road recreational riding for All Terrain Bicycles. Over 30
The Outdoor Fitness Course is state-of-the art and is designed for low impact cardio-vascular health and fitness for all levels. It consists of four stations,
Feather River Fish Hatchery & Nature Center When Oroville Dam was built, several miles of spawning grounds were no longer available to salmon and steelhead
Three of Oroville’s gardens are featured in Garden Getaways-Northern California (1989, Tioga Publishing Co.), which is quite a compliment for the city. “Closed off to
This new state-of-the-art facility features 15 campsites (two horses per site), a restroom with shower facility, a horse washing station and horse tethering and feeding
Some folks prefer sunrises, but we’re partial to sunsets, and we don’t think they come any better than those shining their colors across Lake Oroville.
You may have seen wildlife museums that contain a nice variety of area wildlife, but Oroville is home to one with over 100 “trophies” from
Satsuma mandarins, sweet, juicy, seedless oranges with a thin, loose peel, grow in many places throughout Butte County, but if you drive almong the foothills
These casinos have slot machines, blackjack, bingo, and just about anything you’d want if you’re feeling lucky! All four casinos also feature live entertainment, and
Oroville Air Corp. The sign on Wilbur Road reads “Oroville Air Corp.–Spectators Welcome.” And you can watch model airplanes being flown all most every day—every
Oroville’s downtown has turned into a mural mecca with over 15 murals, and you can also find one at the Lake Oroville Visitor’s Center. The
Enjoy a Microbrew in Old Gold Miner Ambiance With its exposed original brick walls and its very long bar, it reminds many of what gold
Butte College Butte College offers a quality education where students can earn Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees, transfer, certificate, career and technical programs, English
Ishi – The Last Yahi In 1911, an Indian about 50 years of age wandered into the outskirts of Oroville. An anthropologist from the University
Birdcage Theatre It’s hard for us to believe that so much talent landed in one spot, but time and time again, we’re overwhelmed by the
Locomotive buffs will enjoy these two old steam engines. Railroads were an important part of Oroville’s history since the lumber industry played a dominant role
Just outside the Oroville city limits are 11,000 acres of preserved natural beauty with ample opportunities for fishing enthusiasts and birdwatchers. Egrets, beaver and river
Dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of last century’s military history and memorabilia, the owners have been collecting for over 30 years. This collection includes
When the valley heat becomes too much to bear, lots of folks like to dive into the water to cool off. Four area facilities offer
In addition to operating two Oroville pools and multiple parks, FRRPD also has an activity center which offers a multitude of activities for all ages.
If you think you’ve seen all there is to see in the Oroville area, don’t be too sure unless you’ve seen it all from the
Opened in spring of 2006, this museum is the fulfillment of one man’s dream. Bud Bolt started collecting in 1957 as a way to get