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North Complex West Zone

The North Complex West Zone (formerly, Bear Fire) is an ongoing fire situation in the eastern side of Butte County. Find resources and updates here.

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)

What's Open

Update 9/2/2020:

According to the new state blueprint for reducting COVID-19 cases, the following businesses in Butte County can open outdoors 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 9-25-20. Download a printable version.

This is a curated, non-exhaustive list of restaurants offering services, updated at least every Monday and Thursday. All listed are offering take-out, with various combinations of call-in or online ordering; some delivery available. Restaurants listed are following state and local COVID-19 recommendations based on Butte County's current risk-level tier. (List compiled based on public information found online.). Check the Facebook pages/websites of individual restaurants for their specific offerings and up-to-date information.

OPEN FOR OUTDOOR DINING & TAKE-OUT

*Reservations required for outdoor dining

Chico & Durham

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

Oroville

Paradise Ridge

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT/TO-GO OPTIONS ONLY

Chico

Oroville

Paradise Ridge

Wineries

Key:

*Outdoor service only

**Outdoor service only and reservations required

DURHAM

OROVILLE

BANGOR

Bars and Breweries

All open bars require the purchase of a meal to buy alcohol, and they must follow restaurant requirements for outdoor-only dine-in service.

CHICO

Attractions & Points of Interest

What's Open and What's Opening

CURRENTLY OPEN

OFFERING ONLINE CONTENT

Museums

Shopping

This is a curated, non-exhaustive list of Butte County shops open for walk-in customers.

Click here for a more detailed list of open Downtown Chico stores

Click here for a more detailed list of open Downtown Oroville stores

CHICO & DURHAM

OROVILLE

PARADISE

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 9/19:
    • Lassen National Forest is open with Camping and Fire Restrictions
    • Portions of the Plumas National Forest have re-opened, but the areas near active and recent fires, including the North Complex West Zone in Butte County, remain closed. The entire Feather River Ranger District is also closed.

CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
Since Butte County is in Phase 2 of reopening, certain state parks in the area are starting to reopen with restrictions.Non-campground outdoor areas of parks, including trails and beaches, remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • 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

All playgrounds, and confined spaces are closed until further notice. All FRRPD park restrooms have been reopened for public use. Trails and large park locations remain open.

PARADISE

Additional Parks information

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