They don’t like to brag, but locals from Oroville couldn’t help but agree when fishing magazines and tournaments called Lake Oroville the number one bass lake in California.
Created by the second largest earth filled dam in the United States, Lake Oroville is a destination that brings in visitors year-round. Boat, kayak or swim in the warm water of the lake before you walk the paths of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area to find waterfalls and hiking trails. Equestrian campsites offer access to a circle ring, trails and more.
Oroville has so much to offer; after all, their city motto is that “the fun starts here.” For some that will mean exploring the Pioneer History Museum, going back in time and learning about the Californian gold rush. For others it’s sampling the morning’s organic pastries at Mug Shots Coffee House.
Both residents and visitors agree that it’s the special events that are for everyone. The Snow Goose Festival in January, the Wildflower and Nature Festival in April, the Feather Fiesta Days in May, he Olive Garden in June, the Salmon Festival in September: the festivity is year round.
A jet charter airport in Oroville is less than three hours from the Bay Area and the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno. Sacramento, the state capitol, is even closer. But visitors tend to enjoy their time in Butte County where rugged natural beauty and bustling urban centers find a balance to offset one another.