Lake Oroville and the surrounding State Recreation Area provide access to numerous recreational opportunities including fishing, boating, camping, swimming, water skiing, hiking, and hunting. In fact, Bassmaster Magazine declared Lake Oroville to be the "best bass fishing spot in California." For detailed area maps, click here.
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Lake Oroville is about 75 miles north of Sacramento in the chaparral-oak-pine belt of the northern Mother Lode country. It is the second largest state reservoir in northern California, with more than 167 miles of shoreline. Oroville Dam is the tallest dam in the United States, measuring 770 feet high – 44 feet taller than Hoover Dam – and 6,920 feet across. The lake is located where the North, Middle, and South Forks, and the West Branches of the Feather River join.