Lake Oroville is very popular with anglers seeking bass, with boaters and water skiers, hikers, horseback riders, and anyone looking for outdoor recreation.
Campers at Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground have great facilities from which to begin their explorations of the area.
Ride the 17.5-mile Loafer Creek Loop Trail that begins and ends at the Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground.
Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground stands out as one of the finest horse camps in the region. The campground is located in Lake Oroville State Recreation Area on the southeast side of the lake. The Equestrian Camp is a short drive beyond the main Loafer Creek Campground. Campers find a fairly level and spacious area shaded by oaks.
Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground has 15 campsites designated for equestrian use. Each site can accommodate up to 8 people, 2 horses, and 2 vehicles. Tethering and feeding stations are near each site. The driveway length is 42 feet. Amenities include restrooms with flush toilets and showers, horse washing stations, and a warm up area. Large groups may reserve more than one site.
Attractions near Loafer Creek Equestrian Campground:
Ride along miles of equestrian trails leading out from the campground. Enjoy Lake Oroville for boating, swimming, water skiing, and fishing. 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.
Loafer Creek Equestrian 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.
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.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.