Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

Lake Oroville, part of the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area, is one of the most prominent features in Northern California. From the diverse wildlife that inhabit the region, to the many recreational activities in the area, the unique aspects of this lake make it a popular destination year-round.

Lake Oroville stores winter and spring runoff released into the Feather River, which adds to the diversity of the lake as well as meeting the needs of the State Water Project. The State Water Project is one of the largest water and power systems in the world. The system includes 17 pumping plants, 32 storage facilities (mainly reservoirs and lakes), 5 hydroelectric power plants, 3 pumping-generating plants, and more than 660 miles of canals, tunnels, and pipelines. 

Average Air & Water Temperatures
• Lake Oroville, California  •
Month High Low Water
Jan 54° 38° 46°
Feb 56° 40° 47°
March 60° 42° 48°
April 67° 46° 53°
May 76° 51° 67°
June 85° 56° 73°
July 92° 64° 78°
Aug 91° 63° 75°
Sept 85° 59° 72°
Oct 74° 52° 65°
Nov 60° 43° 55°
Dec 54° 38° 50°
All temps in Fahrenheit and averaged historically.
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Oroville is identified by both the North and South Forebays of the lake. The North Forebay is reserved for non-motorized use only, such as sailing and windsurfing, and also serves as a popular bass fishing destination, hosting several fishing tournaments each year. The South Forebay of the lake is used by speed boats, personal water craft and hydroplanes which makes for a perfect location of a variety of water sports.

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Marina Information

GPS Latitude 39° 40.5840'

GPS Longitude -121° -33.5399'

Houseboat Models

56' Getaway

59' Deluxe

60' Eagle

70' Silver

Watercraft Models

Open-Bow Ski Boat

26' Deck Boat

44' Patio Pontoon Boat

22' Patio Boat with Canopy

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