Lake OrovilleThe Bidwell Bar Association, named for General John Bidwell’s historic gold mining town, is a nonprofit corporation working in cooperation with Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. The mission of the Bidwell Bar Association is to further the interpretive goals of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, perpetuate the history of Bidwell Bar and the Feather River gold mining area, and support special events emphasizing historic interpretation.

The association, founded in 1980, assists the park by purchasing interpretive materials, supplies and equipment, and supporting a dedicated group of State Parks volunteers/docents. The volunteers carry out special projects, programs and events.

The Bidwell Bar Association has proven itself to be a valuable asset to the visitors and staff at Lake Oroville State Recreation Area.

Join them by becoming a member!  For more information contact

Northern Buttes District Office
400 Glenn Drive
Oroville CA 95966