Lake Oroville

State Recreation Area

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Explore - Lake Oroville State Recreation Area

Near the City of Oroville this man-made lake was formed by the tallest earth-filled dam in the country at 900 feet at max capacity. (770 feet above the stream bed of the Feather River)

Lake Oroville was created by Oroville Dam, which the State Department of Water Resources completed in 1967 after 5 years of construction. Lake Oroville conserves water for distribution by the State Water Project to homes, farms, and industries in the San Francisco Bay area, the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. The Oroville facilities of the project also serve to provide flood control and smog free generation of electric power in addition to recreation.

Discover the many natural and cultural resources of Lake Oroville by connecting with 4 different PORTS Programs!


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Teacher Resources

Reimagining the field trip the new passPORTS Project

Through a new partnership with CUE and Parks California, California State Parks is reimagining how K-12 students connect with our parks. passPORTS uses a combination of digital instructional materials embedded with quality teaching practices to empower teachers and students to play, learn, serve, and share in California State Parks! We welcome you to explore our premade teacher resources including the California State Parks Reading List, our NGSS Phenomenon Bank, and much more!

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