Signature Attractions

Undiscovered farms. Majestic waterfalls. The birthplace of modern American craft brewing. Discover the signature attractions that should top any explorer’s list when visiting Butte County.

Table Mountain

This beautiful mesa above the city of Oroville serves up a jaw-dropping spring wildflower bloom, breathtaking waterfalls, and a chance to hike through a truly unique natural area just outside of Oroville. Formed by ancient lava flows, the underlying basalt rock holds water, resulting in stunning vernal pools and dramatic waterfalls like ephemeral, but spectacular,...

Bidwell Park

One of the largest municipal parks in the nation, Bidwell Park is an extraordinary landscape filled with swimming holes, trails and picnic areas. Families will find paved bike trails throughout the park and mountain bikers can test their skills on the many intertwined trails in the upper park. Mountain bikers can find approachable terrain on...

Lake Oroville

The second largest reservoir in California created by the largest earthen dam in the country, Lake Oroville is a water recreation paradise. Fishing Nationally renowned for its supreme bass fishing, Bassmaster Magazine called Lake Oroville the “best bass fishing spot in California.” In addition to both largemouth and smallmouth bass, the lake is also home...

Sierra Nevada Brewery

Arguably the birthplace of modern American craft brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewery is still pushing the envelope of brewing to this day. Tour the state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable brewery, taste specialty brews and eat at the expansive brewpub, or catch a show in the Big Room, one of the area’s premiere concert venues. This landmark brewery is...

Feather Falls

A Yosemite-style waterfall without the crowds, this 410-foot drop is an impressive display of nature’s grandeur in a dramatic Sierra Nevada setting. Hike 7-9 miles (depending on which trail you choose) through beautiful mountain scenery to reach two dramatic waterfall lookouts. During certain times of year, keep your eyes open for millions of migrating ladybugs...

Outdoors

Whether you are looking for long days on the lake, a scenic bike ride, or an adventurous hiking trail — Butte County is a place where outdoor adventure is as easily accessible as it is spectacular. Explore a county that holds off-the-beaten-path natural wonders, and readily accessible adventures.

Shopping

Specialty stores, locally run boutiques, gift shops and antique stores dot the streets of Chico, Oroville and Paradise, inviting a weekend of pedestrian-friendly browsing and buying. Explore Chico’s vibrant downtown and Oroville’s historic downtown. Or hunt for that one-of-a-kind antique in Paradise.

Bird in Hand

Red Fly Clothing

Wild Ink Press

Arts & Shows

From its deep college roots Butte County has grown into a vibrant art community, where street murals greet visitors and performances run year-round. Peruse world-renowned hand-blown glass, like the remarkable translucent jellyfish blown at Satava Art Glass Studio—or sample the photography, lithography and hand-made crafts at galleries throughout the county.

Theatre on the Ridge

Chinese Temple

California Regional Theater

Events Calendar

Dance through hop fields at one of the best Oktoberfests this side of Munich, celebrate thousands of Chinook Salmon returning to the Feather River and explore a California farmer’s market like no other — Butte County’s event calendar is packed with must-attend dates year-round.

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Dec
15

Lake Oroville Visitor Center Saturday Morning Nature Walk

Dec
15

Bidwell Mansion Holiday Evening Tours

Dec
22

Lake Oroville Visitor Center Saturday Morning Nature Walk