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Recreation Facilities Open at Lake Oroville

  • The Thermalito Afterbay at Lake Oroville has been stocked with Chinook salmon that have reached 10-12 inches long, and steelhead that have been stocked in past years are now over 20 inches long. Photo by John Chacon
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Lake Oroville is open for recreation. All Lake Oroville campground facilities and floating campsites are open and booking fast. The North Forebay, which features a full-service aquatic center with watercraft rentals, is also open. Lake Oroville State Recreation Area (SRA) offers a wide variety of recreation activities include fishing, boating, swimming, water skiing, and hiking. For more information, view our interactive recreation map.

There are a few facilities closed in the immediate vicinity of the spillways, such as areas surrounding the Thermalito Diversion Pool (Burma Road day use) and Spillway launch ramp, and portions of the Dan Beebe and Brad Freeman trails leading from the SRA’s Visitor Center to the city of Oroville. For more information, view our map of recreation closures and visit the Oroville Spillway Incident page.

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