Discover Butte County

Discover Butte County

Recreationally Rich

Wildlife obser­va­tion, bird­watch­ing, hik­ing, and mild weath­er: Butte Coun­ty is a per­fect year-round des­ti­na­tion. What are you wait­ing for?

Get Out and Explore

With lakes, rivers, and wet­lands through­out the region, Butte Coun­ty offers ample oppor­tu­ni­ty for immer­sive adven­tures of serene hikes, mag­nif­i­cent bird-watch­ing, or fish­ing excursions.

The Pacif­ic Fly­way ranks as one of the great­est migra­to­ry path­ways in the world. Mil­lions of birds use this great avian high­way each year, and nowhere is this abun­dance of wildlife more acces­si­ble than right here in Butte Coun­ty. With an ide­al com­bi­na­tion of mild win­ter weath­er, abun­dant food, and rich quan­ti­ties of water, the area attracts a huge win­ter­ing pop­u­la­tion, mak­ing it an ide­al loca­tion for bird-watch­ing through­out most of the year.

For fish­ing hob­by­ists and pros alike there are sev­er­al respectable spots to cast a line. Butte Creek, Lake DeSabla, Par­adise Lake, Philbrook Reser­voir, and the Sacra­men­to Riv­er are pop­u­lar loca­tions for a morn­ing near the water, whether by your­self or with friends and fam­i­ly. But if you’re look­ing for your chance to catch The Big One,” set your GPS to Lake Oroville and the Feath­er River.

Take a look at these fea­tured sto­ries for more in-depth detail about the adven­tures you’ll have in Butte Coun­ty, and don’t for­get to down­load our Vis­i­tors Guide!

Offi­cial Vis­i­tors Guide