Special Events

2023 Lake Oroville SRA

 Photo taken by Department of Water Resources

Special Event Permit

In brief: Special Event Applications are required for items including (but not limited to):

  • Weddings
  • Amplified music
  • PA systems
  • Bands
  • Bounce houses
  • Large circus tents (20' x 20' and larger)
  • Outside catering companies / food trucks 
  • Selling items / food
  • Obstacle Courses
  • If fees will be charged of guests

Special Event Fees and Process

Complete packets must be submitted at least 30 days in advance.

Only one event date will be allowed on each permit for business audit purposes.

Applicants need to submit a completed Special Event Permit application, the correct Certificate of General Liability Insurance, and non-refundable $25.00 administrative fee in order to be processed. Only complete packets will be processed.  Events that require exclusive use areas, impact normal park use, involve camping, sporting activities, and tournaments, and competitions will be assessed a rental fee.  Rental fees vary depending on the event size, number of participants, duration, and location.

Completed packets (Use links below to download part 1-2 and insurance) can be sent to Oroville.Specialevents@parks.ca.gov or delivered (in person or through the mail) to:  Lake Oroville SRA, Attn: Special Events, 400 Glen Drive, Oroville, CA 95966.

* Ramada rentals for the North Forebay can be made in person at 400 Glen Drive, Oroville, CA 95966.  Groups over 50 people still require a special event permit.  


Filming Permits

Filming permits are processed and issued through the California Film Commission.  For more information on getting a film permit please go to their website at www.film.ca.gov.  


If you have any questions, e-mail Oroville.Specialevents@parks.ca.gov or call 530-990-4670

Click here to download a special event application

Click here to download the special event supplemental form

Click here to download a fishing tournament application and the supplemental form

Click here to download a school group reservation application

Special Event Calender

Upcoming Special Events (July-Sept)

The following is a list of upcoming events that Parks have approved or pending. If you would like additional information about a particular event please notify Amanda Lightfoot-Wright.


9/11 to
0800-1700 Big Valley Rancheria Training Clear Lake State Park 23-205
9/12/2023 0900-1200 School Group Bidwell Mansion SHP 23-220
9/13/2023 0800-1230 Plumas High School Cross Country North Forebay 23-196
9/13/2023 1300-1700 Lower Lake High School Cross Country Anderson Marsh SHP 23-202
9/14 to
all day School Group Castle Crags -Riverside Campground 23-231
9/16/2023 1100-1800 Private North Forebay -Ramada #1 23-195
9/16/2023 0700-1700 CA State Parks Testing North Forebay 23-188
9/19/2023 0900-1200 School Group Bidwell Mansion SHP 23-221
9/20/2023 1400-1800 Oroville High School Cross Country North Forebay 23-140
9/20/2023 ALL DAY  Oroville Bass Masters Bidwell Ramp  23-007
9/21/2023 1000-130 Shasta Land Trust Fundraiser/Kayak McArthur Burney Falls - Lake Britton 23-159

9/23 to

0530-1500 Fishing Tournament Lake Oroville 23-189
9/26/2023 0900-1200 School Group Bidwell Mansion SHP 23-222
9/29/2023 1900-2200 Moonlight Paddle North Forebay - Aquatic Center 23-162