Loafer Creek Campground

Lake Oroville


Lake Oroville


Loafer Creek Campground, Lake Oroville, CA

Loafer Creek 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. Visitors to Loafer Creek Campground enjoy comfortable sites near many of the lakes main attractions.

  • Tour the Lake Oroville Visitor Center with museum and exhibits.
  • Enjoy the refreshing waters of Lake Oroville for water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, cruising, wake boarding, and swimming.
  • Around the lake find an excellent horse camp and boat-in camps. Unique floating campsites may also be reserved.
  • Around the lake find marinas with boat rentals and 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 Loafer Creek Campground Regulations

  1. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  2. Fires must be confined to provided fire rings.
  3. Help prevent the spread of invasive insects by obtaining firewood locally.
  4. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. At night they must be in a tent or vehicle.

Loafer Creek Campground

Loafer Creek Campground is part of the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area. The campground is on the southeast side of the lake, across the cove from Bidwell Canyon Campground and the marina. The campground is set among mature oaks and boasts many flat areas for tents.

Loafer Creek Campground offers 137 campsites situated in loops above the lake. The sites accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Reservations for Loafer Creek campsites are non-specific, which means that you will be assigned a site upon arrival. Remember to bring quarters for the showers.

Loafer Creek Campground also has nearby Group Sites and a separate Equestrian Campground.

Loafer Creek Campground Basics
Loafer Creek Campground Location: Loafer Creek Road, off Hwy. 62 on the southeastern side of Lake Oroville
Elevation: 980 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Oroville - 7 miles, 11 minutes
Sacramento - 75 miles, 1:27
Number of Sites: 137
Open - Closed: April though mid-October
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) 538-2217

Reservations for Loafer Creek Campground
Reservations available April 1 to October 15, up to 6 months in advance of arrival date; other times of year first-come, first-served
Maximum RV/trailer Length: 40 feet
Accessible Sites: accessible sites available
Favorite Campsites: #4, 5, 11, 23, 25, 27, 29, 41, 54, 62, 66, 67, 86, 121, 125
Fees: $35
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Loafer Creek Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Loafer Creek Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, tap water
Showers: Yes
Dump station: Yes
Campgrounds Map: Lake Oroville Campgrounds Map
Attractions near Loafer Creek Campground: Enjoy beautiful Lake Oroville for boating, swimming, water skiing, and fishing. Find nearby marinas and launch ramps. Explore local hiking trails. Take a tour of the Visitor Center and climb the 47-foot viewpoint tower. At the top of the tower are high-power telescopes for views from the lake to the Sierra. Saddle up with 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.

Loafer Creek Group Campground, Lake Oroville, CA

Loafer Creek Group Campground

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.

Loafer Creek Group Camps

Loafer Creek Campground has 6 tent-only group sites. Each group site can accommodate from 9 up to 24 people and a maximum of 7 vehicles. Amenities include restrooms with flush toilets and hot showers (bring quarters). Each site has 5 level tent areas, a large BBQ pit, picnic tables, a fire pit, and a sink with running water.
Fee: $125 per night
Reservations: Loafer Creek Group Campsite Reservations

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