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12105 River Rd. Chico, CA 95926
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California State Parks are temporarily closed following COVID-19 guidelines. Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park is located four miles west of Chico. Park amenities include: Site Fee River Access Canoeing, Restrooms, Interpretive Trail, Boat Launch, Wildlife Viewing. The park is located adjacent to a four mile stretch of the Sacramento River. Open for day-use, the park offers areas for fishing, picnicking, hiking, boat-launching and river floating. Visitors interested in rafting, kayaking, canoeing, or inner-tubing can float down the river from the Irvine Finch River Access Site, past the tall riparian forest to Big Chico Creek, taking in the peace and beauty of a rich variety of landscapes. The very lucky may observe such elusive creatures as the osprey, the red fox, or perhaps a white sturgeon or migrating steelhead hiding in the coolness of underwater root-tangles. Contact the park for information on nature walks and other events and activities. Tips: Bring sunscreen, thirst- quenching drinks and food. The float from Irvine Finch to Big Chico Creek usually takes up to 3 hours, and there are few services along the river. Dogs are not allowed on the gravel bar at Big Chico Creek.

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