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Butte County is rich in agricultural lands and gold mining history, including the 1859 discovery of the largest nugget ever found in California, weighing 54 pounds! Nestled among the Sutter Buttes, Oroville was an early gold mining camp and home to hundreds of ambitious miners along the Feather River.  Butte County's farms provide an off-the-beaten path adventure whether you are a seasoned foodie or a novice taster of beer, wine, olives, nuts, or grass-fed beef.

In 1860, General John Bidwell founded the city of Chico and gave land for the development of an agriculture college, Chico State University. The General and his wife funded Bidwell Park, now the largest municipal park west of the Mississippi River.  The city's numerous art and glass blowing studios have helped Chico become one of America's top 10 art communities and downtown has an eclectic collection of shops and eateries worthy of an afternoon stroll.

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.

A Day in Butte County

Butte County Attractions

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Oroville, CA 0
The sight of Crevice Falls at Table Mountain is absolutely breathtaking with the best views at the edge of the cliffs. The waterfall is almost hidden as it drops through a huge crack and down 129 feet to the canyon floor. There is another waterfall near Crevice Falls that doesn't  exist any other time except directly after heavy rainfall so this is the best time to go, just watch your step. This waterfall is moderately…
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Oroville , CA 0
Due to its isolated canyon location, this waterfall has yet to be measured and is said to be anywhere from 20 to 40 feet tall. The waterfall creates a veil along the Middle Fork of the Feather River. This waterfall is strenuously accessible.
Butte County
2190
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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Oroville , CA 0
Flag Falls is often mistaken for Phantom Falls, due to their similar look. Enjoy the view from the cliff with a crumbling slope to the canyon floor where trees thrive from the water source. This waterfall is moderately accessible.
Butte County
2822
502 Pearson Rd.
Paradise, CA 95969
530-872-8722
The museum depicts area history from Native American to 1950, and includes a replication of an old west mining town with a working blacksmith shop, gold panning sluices and souvenir shop. 
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623
3207 Rutherford Rd.
Gridley, CA 95948
530-846-7505
9,100-acre wildlife refuge, one of the most intensively managed waterfowl marshlands in the United States. Excellent opportunities for hunting, fishing, photographing, and nature viewing. Educational programs, exhibits, self-guided nature trail and seasonal guided tours.
Butte County
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Oroville , CA 0
Hidden Falls can be found on Table Mountain, just outside of Oroville and southeast of Redding. This tiered waterfall is hard to capture, due to cliffs and sharp angles, but the main drop is about 70 ft of falling water, and is worth the find.
Butte County
5458
Oroville, CA 0
Hollow Falls is one of the shorter falls on Table Mountain with a powerful heavy stream down a gradual slope where the waterfall has cut into the rock face. The base of the waterfall is easily accessible by GPS coordinates and you will find an interesting view.
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With 15,500 surface acres and 167 miles of shoreline, Lake Oroville is the second largest reservoir in the state and arguably one of the best fishing spots in California. Lake Oroville was created in 1968 with the construction of the Oroville Dam and almost overnight became one of California’s most recognized recreation lakes. With 15,500 surface acres and 167 miles of shoreline, Lake Oroville is the second largest reservoir in California.
Butte County
627
4488 Pacific Heights Rd.
Oroville, CA 95965
530-534-9956
A restored 1942 Half Track, a Harley Davidson military motorcycle and an extensive poster collection are on display along with numerous other items. The Military Museum of Butte County invites you to share the experience of viewing memorabilia from the WWII era to the present. A restored 1942 Half Track, a Harley Davidson military motorcycle and an extensive poster collection.
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