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Special Event Permit
In brief: Special Event Applications are required for items including (but not limited to):
- Amplified music
- PA systems
- 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 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 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.
|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|
|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|
|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|