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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. 

The city of Chico is a testament to community spirit. In 1860, General John Bidwell founded Chico on a portion of his 28,000-acre ranch. To encourage the development of a quality community, he donated land to anyone willing to build a house, church, or any other public structure and, in 1887, gave land for the development of an agriculture college. As part of the effort to create their ideal city, the General and his wife funded Bidwell Park, now the largest municipal park west of the Mississippi River. California State University Chico developed from that early agricultural college and has helped shape the thriving community. 

Paradise is no fable, it’s a short drive from Chico: a haven just out of the reach of the valley fog but below the heavy snows of the Sierra. Its quiet residential streets are home to those who found exactly what they were looking for. Gold played an important part of the community’s history, including the 1859 discovery of the largest nugget ever found in California, weighing 54 pounds! Paradise has also become known for its friendly community and fine collection of antique shops. 

For further information contact the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce, Butte County Cultural Tourism or Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

Bidwell Mansion State Historic Park
Bidwell State Historic Park in Chico, California, is the largest municipal park west of the Mississippi River. The Bidwell Mansion was the home of General John Bidwell and his wife Annie. Tours of the Bidwell Mansion are available.
Lake Oroville
Lake Oroville is the second largest reservoir in California, formed by the Oroville Dam crossing the Feather River. The lake is a hub for boating and fishing enthusiasts and offers camping, biking and hiking trails, and equestrian activities. Boat rentals include everything from kayaks to houseboats.
Chico State University
In 1887, General John Bidwell donated a portion of his 28,000-acre ranch for the development of an agriculture college, Chico State University.
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If snowshoers are able to reach the Devastated Area, they can chart their own path across the winter landscape, enjoying a continuous view of the northeast side of Lassen Peak. If snowshoers are able to reach the Devastated Area, they can chart their own path across the winter landscape, enjoying a continuous view of the northeast side of Lassen Peak. Most of the winter, an 11-mile journey from Manzanita Lake up the Lassen Park
Butte County
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Hwy 162
Lake Oroville, CA 95965
530-365-7500
The Feather River Scenic Byway follows the North Fork of the Feather River into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The route is one of California’s earliest routes over the Sierra’s, providing the lowest elevation highway crossing during major winter storms. The byway traverses the northern Sierra Nevada and ends near the Nevada border, making it unique in its botanical and cultural diversity.The byway begins in the Lake Oroville area of Butte County. Lake Oroville, created by…
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There are many beautiful golf courses in the Shasta Cascade region. For a complete list, click below to order a copy of our Shasta Cascade Visitors Guide or call the Welcome Center at 530-365-7500 or 1-800-474-2782.
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Elsey, CA 95965
530-365-7500
Phantom Falls is located on North Table Mountain in Oroville and is best viewed in the winter months.Phantom Falls on North Table Mountain in Oroville is well named for two good reasons. First, it is on a small drainage, and will be dry in the summer months. Second, it is extremely well hidden, and there are no trails leading to it. But if you do find
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Try out one of these spectacular road trips in the scenic Shasta Cascade region. There’s something for everyone in the Shasta Cascade Region of Northern California. We’ve put together several themed road trips to give you a head start on your travel planning—you’re sure to find one that excites you! You can fol
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5475 Clark Rd.
Paradise, CA 95969
530-876-0191
Best Western Paradise Hotel offers 62 spacious rooms with amenities. Enjoy the breathtaking scenic view and landscape of Paradise.
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665 Manzanita Court
Chico, CA 95926
530-345-5500
Pool, restaurant, data ports, pet friendly. Chico State University nearby. Three miles to airport. Near Bidwell Mansion. 
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19225 Newville Rd
Orland, CA 95963
530-865-4781
Two campgrounds available: Buckhorn- 65 campsites, group campsite, open year-round. Showers, playground, nature trail, shoreline access. Orland Buttes- 35 campsites, group campsite, open April 1-mid September. Showers, nature trail, lake views, and 18-hole golf course. Reservations through NRRS at 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov. Located southwest of Corning, the lake is seven miles long and has 40 miles of shoreline with 3 boatlaunch ramps. Picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating, equestrian area. hunting restricted to shotguns and archery only. 
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1789 Montgomery St.
Oroville, CA 95965
530-538-2542
There are many unique formations atop Bald Rock, once home to the local Maidu Indians. An easy hike to the peak offers views of the Sacramento Valley and coastal mountain ranges. Once home to the local Maidu Indians, Bald Rock is a massive granite structure filled with many unique formations, including grinding holes used by Native Americans for grains and acorns. There are many unique formations atop Bald Rock, once home to the l
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