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.

  • 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. Horses: Please do not tie horses to trees and clean up after your animals.
  2. Horses Warm-up Area: Horses are limited to 15 minute per horse in the warm-up area. Horses may not be left unattended in the warm-up area.
  3. Generators may only be operated between 10 AM and 8 PM.
  4. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  5. 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's 137 campsites are 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.

Campground Basics
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 available April 1 to October 15, up to 7 months in advance; 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
Reservations: Loafer Creek Campground Reservations
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
Nearby attractions: Lake Oroville for boating, swimming, water skiing, and fishing, hiking trails, equestrian 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 shiould 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

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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