Floating Campsites

Lake Oroville

Lake Oroville

Floating campsite at Lake Oroville, CA

Floating Campsite on 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.

Floating Campsites

Floating Campsites are a unique camping option offered at Lake Oroville. Each campsite raft has a camp table, sink, propane BBQ grill (propane provided), lockable closet, restroom, covered living area, an upper sun deck/sleeping area and room for tents. Campers must bring their own drinking water.

Ten campsites are moored at various locations around the lake, inside 5 MPH zones. The campsites are only accessible by boat. No pets are allowed. Reservations are required. Those arriving on a Friday, Saturday or holiday must make a minimum 2-night reservation. Visitors will need to bring a padlock with them to secure property in the storage locker on the floating campsites.

Reservations are for a floating campsite area (such as sites 1-3 or 5-8) with the specific campsite number to be assigned upon arrival.

Campground Basics
Location: at various locations around Lake Oroville
Elevation: 900 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Oroville - 7 miles, 11 minutes
Sacramento - 75 miles, 1:27
Number of Sites: 10
Open - Closed: April though mid-October
Max. People per Site: 15 (including children)
Boat mooring capacity per site: 3 vessels, each less than 24 feet
2 personal watercraft are counted as one vessel
Pets: No pets allowed
Information: (530) 538-2219

Reservations available April 1 to October 15, up to 7 months in advance
Accessible Sites: Campsite #1 has accessibility features
Fees: $175 per night
Reservations: Lake Oroville Floating Campsite Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 4:00 PM, check-out Noon

Floating Campsite Amenities
Campsites: camp table, sink, propane BBQ grill (propane provided), lockable closet, restroom, covered living area, an upper sun deck/sleeping area and room for tents. no potable water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Locations of Floating Campsites: 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

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 should be obtained locally.

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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