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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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595
5 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965
530-538-2222
- Accommodates 9,000 adult salmon and 2,000 adult steelhead  - Incubators contain up to 20 million eggs and 9.6 million fingerlings - Fall is best time for fish viewing
Oroville/Lake Oroville
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2600 Old Ferry Road
Oroville, CA 95965
530-538-2500
The museum is a WPA built rock building with changing displays.   Created alongside the Feather River on the site of Oroville’s first park, the nature center features walking trai
Chico/Paradise
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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…
Oroville/Lake Oroville
596
1789 Montgomery St.
Oroville, CA 95965
800-655-GOLD
The gardens include the Chinese Temple Garden, Lott Garden in Sank Park, Minasian Azalea Gardens and The Depot's California Display Garden. Oroville's cultural history and mild climate have enabled the city to have five spectacular gardens. Rich with culture and tranquility, the gardens include the Chinese Temple Garden, Lott Garden in Sank Park, Minasian Azalea Gardens and The Depot
Oroville/Lake Oroville
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. 
Chico/Paradise
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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
Chico/Paradise
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Hwy 99
Red Bluff, CA 96080
530-365-7500
Like other routes, Highway 99 began as a horse and stagecoach trail extending from Mexico to Canada, and was eventually improved to higher standards as time moved on. In the early 1920’s when automobiles were being mass produced, a definitive United States Highway system was needed for the promotion of commerce and tourism. In 1926 the Pacific Highway was designated to become US Highway 99. These highways brought growth to many communities, and businesses were…
Chico/Paradise
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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 r
Oroville/Lake Oroville
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917 Kelly Ridge Rd.
Oroville, CA 95966
530-538-2219
Lake Oroville features a man-made lake formed by the nation's tallest earth0filled dam. Camping (including floating campsites), horse camp, and boat-in camps. The Visitors Center has a museum, exhibits, and store.
Oroville/Lake Oroville
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917 Kelly Ridge Road
Oroville, CA 95966
530-538-2219
California’s second largest reservoir                                                      Oroville Dam is the tallest and nation’s-largest earthen dam                             Visitors can climb a 47-foot tower to view the lake and the Sutter Buttes
Oroville/Lake Oroville
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1699 HWY 273, Anderson, CA 96007 | (P) 530-365-7500 | (F) 530-365-1258
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