Bidwell Canyon Campground

Lake Oroville

Lake Oroville

Bidwell Canyon Campground, Lake Oroville, CA

Bidwell Canyon Campground

Lake Oroville
Attractions and Activities

Lake Oroville is very popular with anglers seeking bass, with boaters and water skiers, hikers, horseback riders, and anyone looking for outdoor recreation.

  • Lake Oroville water skiing, jet boating, sailing, boating, wake boarding, and swimming
  • Horse camps and floating and boat-in camps
  • Lake Oroville Visitor Center with museum and exhibits
  • Marinas with boat rentals, launch ramps
  • Spend a week on a houseboat cruising all the inlets and coves.
  • Hike the trails around the lake, including the popular Feather Falls trail
  • Bicycle on the many roads and paths open to cycling.
  • In Oroville visit the Feather River Nature Center, the Pioneer History Museum, and the Feather River Fish Hatchery.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  2. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. At night they must be in a tent or vehicle.

Bidwell Canyon Campground

Bidwell Canyon Campground is part of the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. The campground is located near the Bidwell Marina on the south side of the lake, adjacent to the boat launch ramps.

Bidwell Canyon Campground's 75 campsites are divided into two loops on either side of the marina - Big Pine Campground (sites 1-39) and Gold Flat Campground (sites 40-75). The sites accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. All the sites have full hook-ups. Reservations for Bidwell Canyon campsites are non-specific, which means that you will be assigned a site upon arrival.

Campground Basics
Location: Bidwell Canyon and Arroyo Drive on the south side of Lake Oroville
Elevation: 925 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Oroville - 7 miles, 11 minutes
Sacramento - 75 miles, 1:27
Number of Sites: 75
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 vehicle and 1 legally towed vehicle (fee for additional vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Information: (530) 538-2219

Reservations available April 1 to October 15, up to 7 months in advance; other times of year first come, first served
Maximum RV/trailer Length: RVs 40 feet, trailers 31 feet
Accessible Sites: accessible sites available
Favorite Campsites: #11, 12, 13, 26, 31, 32, 44, 46, 50, 66, 68, 71
Fees: $45 per night
Reservations: Bidwell Canyon Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Bidwell Canyon Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, full hook-ups (30 amp)
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Campgrounds Map: Lake Oroville Campgrounds Map
Nearby attractions: Lake Oroville for boating, swimming, water skiing, and fishing, hiking trails, boat launch ramp, Visitor Center, including a 47-foot viewpoint tower with high-power telescopes for views from the lake to the Sierra, Lazy T Trail Rides

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

Bidwell Canyon Campground, Lake Oroville, CA

Bidwell Canyon Campground

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