Camping Locations

Camp your Way!

Lake Oroville offers several styles of camping, so you're sure to find just the right spot for your group or family.

Campsite reservations are made through the Reserve California system at

For other questions or information about Lake Oroville, call the Oroville Chamber of Commerce at 800-655-4653.

Loafer Creek

Located at the south end of the lake, Loafer Creek has 137 tent campsites, each with parking, a table and a cooking stove. The facility also includes a boat launch, restrooms, coin-operated showers, drinking water, swimming, group sites, a dump station, and equestrian trails. Trailers up to 31 feet and RVs up to 40 feet are welcome. There are no hookups at Loafer Creek, however sanitation stations are available. Check-in is at 2:00pm and check-out is noon. (make a reservation)

Bidwell Canyon -- Closed due to Camp Fire

Located directly next to the Bidwell Marina, Bidwell Canyon offers 75 tent/RV campsites can accommodate trailers up to 31 feet and motorhomes up to 40 feet. Bidwell Canyon has with a boat launch, fish-cleaning stations, restrooms, picnicking, and access to the Dan Beebee hiking trail. Nearby Bidwell Marina has a store, bar and grill, fuel dock, boat rentals, and a pumping station for holding tanks. Every campsite in Bidwell Canyon offers full hookups for RVs.  Check-in is at 2:00pm and check-out is noon. (Make a reservation)

Lime Saddle -- Closed due to Camp Fire

Lime Saddle is located at the northern end of Lake Oroville. It offers 30 tent sites, 15 RV sites with electric and water hookups, one group site for six tents, restrooms, a fish-cleaning station, hiking trails, concessions, and a boat launch. There is a central dump station for RVs, as well. Nearby Lake Oroville Marina offers fuel, boat rentals, boating supplies and a snack bar.  Check-in is at 2:00pm and check-out is noon. (Make a reservation)


Located at the north end of the Oroville Dam, the Spillway offers shaded picnic sites and overnight camping for RVs. There is also a boat ramp and restrooms.

Floating Campsites

Floating Campsites are the most unique way to enjoy Lake Oroville. These 20' x 24' double-decker platforms can fit 15 people and include docking for three boats, a gas BBQ, restroom, picnic table, lockable storage closet, food preparation area, and food storage. You must provide your own boat and provide all of your own equipment, including lights, water, sleeping materials, etc. Check in time is 4:00pm and check out is Noon.  Click here to read more. (Make a reservation)

Equestrian Campsites

Located at Loafer creek, the Equestrian Camps are a horse-lover's dream come true. These sites feature all the comforts of home for your horse, including feed troughs, horse shower stalls, a circle ring, plenty of room to maneuver a trailer and access to trails.
(Make a reservation)

Boat-in Campsites

Lake Oroville's Boat-in Campsites provide more privacy than regular campgrounds can offer, but you have to have your own boat to get to them. These first-come, first-serve sites are located along the extensive Lake Oroville shoreline and offer picnic tables, cooking stoves, and pit restrooms. Each Boat-in Campground is identified by signs along the shoreline. Obtain directions to your camp at the park entrance station or the launching area. Each camp has six to 26 individual campsites. There are four boat-in camping areas: Craig Saddle, Foreman Creek, Goat Ranch and Bloomer Primitive. The Bloomer Group Camp can accommodate up to 75 people, but reservations are required. All Boat-in Campsites are primitive campgrounds. Please bring your own water. (Make a reservation for the Bloomer Group Boat-in Campsite)

RV Campsites

While RVs and trailers are allowed at every shore-based Lake Oroville Campground, only Bidwell Canyon and Lime Saddle campgrounds offer full hookups. Loafer CReek accepts trailers and RVs but only offers a sanitation station for dumping.
(Make a reservation)