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What's Open in Butte County

Businesses open under current COVID-19 restrictions and requirements will follow State reopening guidance and post local self-certification placards to indicate they are ready for visitors. As information is constantly changing, make sure to call or check the website of individual businesses to confirm operating hours and days.

Below, you will find up-to-date information regarding local attractions, points of interest, restaurants, and lodging options. (Updated Monday and Thursday by 3:00 pm)

(ORANGE TIER)

Update 3/31/2021:

Butte County is now in Tier 3. It is still important to continue wearing a mask, washing your hands, keeping your distance from others, and staying home if you are sick

According to the new state blueprint for reducing COVID-19 cases, the following businesses in Butte County can open indoors with modifications and reduced capacity:

  • Restaurants (plus take-out/delivery with modifications): Max capacity of 50% or 200 people, whichever is fewer
  • Wineries and tasting rooms: Max capacity of 25% or 100 people
  • Movie theaters: Max capacity of 50% or 200 people
  • Family entertainment centers (for example: bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages and arcades): 25% capacity
  • Zoos and museums: 50% capacity
  • Bars, brewpubs, breweries, and pubs
    • Where meals are provided: Max capacity of 25% or 100 people
    • Where no meals are provided: Outdoor service only with modifications

The following remain open with appropriate modifications/safety measures

Click here for more information on the status of Butte County and specific regulations.

Masks Required in Butte County

Per State order, face coverings are now required indoors (when not actively tasting or eating) and outdoors when not actively tasting or eating or when physical distancing is not feasible

Restaurants

Updated 5-7-21. Download a printable version.

This is a curated, non-exhaustive list of restaurants offering services, updated at least every Thursday (except when there are no changes to be made). All listed are offering take-out, with various combinations of call-in or online ordering; some delivery available. (List compiled based on confirmed public info found online; if indoor dining could not be confirmed, restaurants were listed in "Outdoor and/or Take-Out Only".). Check the Facebook pages/websites of individual restaurants for their specific offerings and up-to-date information.

OFFERING INDOOR & OUTDOOR DINING AND TO-GO

Please check individual FB pages for up-to-date info

Chico & Durham

(For a more comprehensive list of the status of Chico area restaurants, check out the Chico News & Review)

*Reservations required (Patio dining weather dependent; please check individual FB pages for up-to-date info)

Oroville

Paradise Ridge

OFFERING INDOOR DINING & TAKE-OUT

Chico & Durham

Oroville

Gridley

OFFERING OUTDOOR AND/OR TO-GO OPTIONS

(P) Patio Dining Available *Reservations Required

Chico & Durham

Oroville

Paradise Ridge

Gridley

Wineries

*Reservations required

DURHAM

OROVILLE

BANGOR

Bars and Breweries

CHICO

Attractions & Points of Interest

What's Open and What's Opening

CURRENTLY OPEN

SCHEDULED REOPENING

OFFERING ONLINE CONTENT

Museums

Wide-Open Spaces

Outdoor Places That Are Open to Visitors

US FOREST SERVICE

Check out Plumas National Forest and Lassen National Forest for the most up-to-date information.

  • As of April 2021:
    • Due to damage from the North Complex Fire, the Feather River Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest - which includes Feather Falls and Bald Rock - is closed through March 2023 to hiking, hunting, camping, and fishing. Anyone who tries to visit the area will be cited.

CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

  • Camping is available at all individual family campsites. Vehicular access to day-use facilities such as parking lots, boat ramps, restrooms and trails are open

CHICO

Chico Area Recreation and Park District (CARD): Parks are open. Bathrooms at larger community parks are open but closed at smaller neighborhood parks.

OROVILLE

PARADISE

Additional Parks information

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