Boat-in Campgrounds

Lake Oroville

Lake Oroville

Lake Oroville, CA

Lake Oroville

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.

Boat-in Campgrounds

Boat-in Campgrounds at Lake Oroville are only accessible by boat. Each campground has a number of campsites, some as many as 25, others as few as 5. During periods of low water the campsites may be a significant distance from the water. Campers must camp in a designated campsite. No general shoreline camping is allowed. Campers must bring their own drinking water.

Check in at Spillway or Lime Saddle entrance station. All of the boat-in campgrounds - Foreman Creek, Bloomer Point, Craig Saddle, Bloomer Knoll, and Goat Ranch - are first-come, first-served.

Lake Oroville also offers Bloomer Group Boat-in Campsite.

Campground Basics
Location: Along the shore of Lake Oroville at designated locations
Elevation: 910 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Oroville - 7 miles, 11 minutes
Sacramento - 75 miles, 1:27
Number of Sites: 137
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
Visitor Center: (530) 538-2219

NO Reservations available first-come, first-served
Accessible Sites: none designated
Fees: $20
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Boat-in Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, no potable water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Locations of Boat-in Campgrounds: Lake Oroville Campgrounds Map
Nearby attractions: Lake Oroville for boating, swimming, water skiing, and fishing, hiking trails, equestrian trails, boat launch ram, Visitor Center, including a 47-foot viewpoint tower with high-power telescopes for views from the lake to the Sierra, Lazy T Trail Rides

Bloomer Group Boat-in Campsite

The group boat-in campsite at Lake Oroville is located along the shore just north of Lime Saddle Campground. The group site can accommodate from 9 to 75 people with a maximum of 25 boats. The campsite is described as primitive.
Fee: $135 per night
Reservations: Loafer Creek Group Campsite Reservations

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 usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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