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Portions of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Remain Closed to Public due to North Complex Fire

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In a unified command with CAL FIRE, California State Parks today announced that portions of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area (SRA) remain closed until further notice due to the North Complex Fire burning in Plumas and Butte counties. Public access for boating and other day-use recreation on the water cannot be accommodated at this time due to public safety concerns and ongoing firefighting efforts.

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Lake Oroville SRA, Folsom Lake SRA, California Boating and Waterways Commission, Lake Perris SRA, Millerton Lake SRA

Boating Under the Influence Hurts More People Than Just You

Friday, June 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California State Parks will be part of the more than 40 California marine law enforcement agencies joining hundreds of enforcement agencies across the United States to increase patrols and/or carry out Boating Under the Influence (BUI) checkpoints on July 5-7 over the Independence Day holiday weekend. Dubbed Operation Dry Water (ODW), the enforcement program’s goal is to help reduce the number of alcohol- and drug-related accidents and fatalities and foster a stronger, more visible deterrent to boating under the influence.

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Oroville’s Thermalito Diversion Pool and Brad Freeman Trail Reopening to Public

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) and California State Parks today announced that the Thermalito Diversion Pool Day Use Area, located along Burma Road, will reopen to the public on Friday, May 3. This will also provide access to a two-mile section of the Brad Freeman Trail along the north shore of the Diversion Pool. Access to these sections of the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area will be available seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to sunset. 

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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Opens Temporary Low Water Launch Ramp at Bidwell Canyon

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Today, California State Parks and the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced the opening of a temporary low water boat launch site at Bidwell Canyon Boat Ramp. This ramp is located within Lake Oroville State Recreation Area (Lake Oroville). The lake’s surface level is about to drop below the 665-feet elevation, which has forced the closures of the Bidwell Canyon Stage 3 Boat Ramp until the lake refills above this elevation. All of the other paved boat ramps have previously closed due to low water levels.

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Lake Oroville SRA, Bidwell Mansion SHP, Clay Pit SVRA, Leo Carrillo SP, Malibu Creek SP, Malibu Lagoon SB, Robert H. Meyer Memorial SB, Point Dume SB, Topanga SP

California State Parks Shares Impacts from Camp, Hill and Woolsey Fires

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

California State Parks closed a number of state parks as a result of the Camp, Hill and Woolsey fires. Some parks were closed out of precaution, while others were impacted such as Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, and Leo Carrillo and Malibu Creek state parks. All department employees are accounted for and safe. 

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Lake Oroville SRA, Anza-Borrego Desert SP, Castle Crags SP, Carpinteria SB, Crystal Cove SP, Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP, Big Basin Redwoods SP, Auburn SRA, Grover Hot Springs SP, Hendy Woods SP, Folsom Lake SRA, Lake Perris SRA, Prairie Creek Redwoods SP, Providence Mountains SRA, Ocotillo Wells SVRA

Enjoy the Great Outdoors in California State Parks

Monday, June 18, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif., – California State Parks invites outdoor enthusiasts to honor “Great Outdoors Month” by visiting the Golden State’s spectacular state parks. Whether it be in the misty Northern California redwoods to the sun-bathed desert in Southern California or the beaches along the coastline, Californians have a diverse topography to choose from.

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