Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
Lake Oroville.jpg
Map showing the location of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
LocationButte County, California, USA
Nearest cityOroville, California
Coordinates39°33′49″N 121°27′23″W / 39.56361°N 121.45639°W / 39.56361; -121.45639Coordinates: 39°33′49″N 121°27′23″W / 39.56361°N 121.45639°W / 39.56361; -121.45639
Area29,447 acres (11,917 ha)
Established1967
Governing bodyCalifornia Department of Parks and Recreation

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area (LOSRA) is a state park unit of California, United States, surrounding Lake Oroville, a reservoir on the Feather River. It is located in Butte County outside Oroville, California. The 29,447-acre (11,917 ha) park was established in 1967.[1] The recreation area "includes Lake Oroville and the surrounding lands and facilities within the project area as well as the land and waters in and around the Diversion Pool and Thermalito Forebay, downstream of Oroville Dam."[2]

Recreation[edit]

The park and lake support outdoor recreation such as camping, picnicking, horseback riding, hiking, sail and power-boating, water-skiing, fishing, swimming, boat-in camping, floating campsites, and horse camping.[3] There is a visitor center with interpretive exhibits and a 47-foot (14 m) observation tower overlooking the lake and dam.[4]

Nearby attractions are Feather Falls and the Feather River Fish Hatchery.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks: 26. Retrieved 2012-07-06. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Description of Existing Facilities and Operations,the Proposed Project, and Alternatives". Draft Environmental Impact Report. May 2007. p. 3.2–17. Retrieved 2010-09-20. |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ a b "Lake Oroville SRA". California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. ^ "Lake Oroville State Recreation Area" (PDF). California State Parks. 2008. Retrieved 2012-07-06.

External links[edit]