Fun Fact #53
The first major mining settlement in the Oroville area was Bidwell Bar.

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Lake Oroville

Lake Oroville’s new Lime Saddle Campground is open for recreational use.

The 51-site complex offers 30 individual tent spots, a group site for six tents, 15 recreational vehicle spaces with full hookups, restrooms and paved roads. Combined with other camping facilities at the lake, Lime Saddle brings the total to more than 200 campsites, an increase of about 25 percent.

Located at the north end of the lake, just off Pentz Road, Lime Saddle offers easy access to visitors from the Chico, Paradise and Quincy areas. In addition to enhancing the Oroville area’s recreational opportunities, the campground also adds to income-producing attractions for the local economy.

Directions: Take highway 70 north to Pentz Road. Turn left on Pentz, then right on Lime Saddle Road (formerly Nelson Bar Road). Follow the signs to Lime Saddle Campground.


Since Oroville Dam was completed in 1968

Lime Saddle Campground
Loafer Creek Campground - 137 camp sites + six group sites
Bidwell Canyon - 74 camp sites
Boat-in camps - 89 individual sites + 12 group sites
Monument Hill - Concrete launch ramp, picnic areas, parking restroom
Wilbur Road concrete launch ramp and parking
10 Floating campsites
2 additional floating restrooms
41 mile mountain bike trail
Equestrian group camp with 15 sites and restroom
Aquatic Center
En-route RV parking at North Forebay
Picnic area and swim beach at South Forebay
Expansion of Feather River Fish Hatchery
Fish cleaning stations
Other access roads, parking and restroom parking improvements in conjunction with the Department of Boating and Waterways.

Handicap Access:No

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