Oroville has all the vistas of a mountain town without the pesky altitude. Nestled among the Sutter Buttes, Oroville was an early gold mining camp and home to hundreds of ambitious miners along the Feather River. In 1968 Lake Oroville was created, and almost overnight the town in the Buttes became one of California’s most recognized recreation areas. Several local attractions are of national significance, such as Feather Falls, the sixth highest waterfall in the United States, and the nation’s tallest earthen dam at Lake Oroville. Before the coming of Euro-Americans, Maidu Indians roamed the hills and fished the streams and rivers of the Feather River, forever shaping Oroville’s cultural history.
The town of Gridley claims the heart of the Sacramento Valley. In the late 1800’s, gold discovery led to the development of this historic Gold Rush town. The several hundred days of warm, sunny weather and the abundance of water have established Gridley as a home for many ranchers, who found their true treasure in the development of the rich agricultural land.
For further information contact the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce.