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.

Lake Oroville

The second largest reservoir in California created by the largest earthen dam in the country, Lake Oroville is a water recreation paradise. Bassmaster Magazine called it the “best bass fishing spot in California” but it also has great cold-water fishing for Coho Salmon and Rainbow and Brown Trout. With 167 miles of shoreline, there is...

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,...

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...

Sierra Oro Farm Trail

Butte County’s incredible wine, olive oil and farming community rolls out the red carpet for visitors interested in tasting, tours and a farm-to-table experience. The farm trail map showcases farms and wineries accepting visitors year-round and offers a signature Passport tour on Columbus Day  weekend every October. Dozens of farmers, winemakers and orchard operators open...

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...

Lundberg Farms

Lundberg Farms produces some of the highest quality rice products on the market while maintaining a strong commitment to sustainable farming and the environment. Whether it is whole grain, Organic Jasmine, Basmati or Black Rice, or rice chips and rice syrup, Lundberg delivers Gluten-free rice products with a four-generation focus on quality. The farm’s Richvale...

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.

Made in Chico

Paradise ROCKS!

Red Fly Clothing

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.

Museum of Northern California Art

Oroville State Theatre

Theater on the Ridge

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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Aug
18

Chico Concours d'Elegance

Sep
05

Gold Cup Race of Champions

Sep
23

Oroville Salmon Festival