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Lake Oroville is a Reservoir in Butte, California.

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Known as one of the best Bass lakes in California, Lake Oroville plays host to several bass tournaments throughout the year. But Lake Oroville isn't just for pros. Everybody has a good time fishing here.

Fishing Description: 

The Lake Oroville Complex is home to a wide variety of fish, and the lake is regularly stocked by the California Department of Fish and Game with coho salmon from the nearby Feather River Fish Hatchery. The Hatchery, when in season, offers a close-up view of salmon, and signs provide self-guided tours for visitors. The lake's record-setting two-story fishery provides anglers with a variety of catches such as crappie, catfish, rainbow and German brown trout, bluegill,and green sunfish. Noted for its bass (spotted, large- and small-mouth, etc.) fishing, Lake Oroville is a popular spot for bass tournaments.

Recreational Activities: 

A 41-mile bike/equestrian trail, an equestrian camp facility, floating campsites, wildlife area, radio-control airplane runway, RV campsites, marinas, houseboats rentals, swimming, picnicking, beaches, walking, jogging, bicycling, sailing, boating, water skiing, hiking, camping, historical sites, fish hatchery tours.


Reservations are recommended from late spring through Labor Day. Reserve all campsites at (800) 444-7275.

Boat Ramp: 

South Forebay has a launch ramp, paved parking and restrooms. Drinking water is not available.


Lake Oroville Marina
3428 Pentz Rd, Paradise
1 (800) 834-7517

Bidwell Canyon Marina on Lake Oroville
801 Bidwell Canyon Road
Oroville, CA 95966
1 (800) 637-1767


The Department of Fish and Game operates a salmon and steelhead hatchery across the river from the city of Oroville. Underwater windows in the observation area near the parking lot permit close-up viewing of the fish when spawning.


The South Forebay of the lake is used by speed boats, personal water craft and hydroplanes. The North Forebay is reserved for non-motorized use only, such as sailing and windsurfing.

Lake Oroville
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