Lake Oroville State Recreation Area encompasses about 28,450 acres near the City of Oroville. The Park offers a variety of outdoor recreation activities including boating, fishing, water sports, swimming, horseback riding, biking, hiking and wildlife viewing. The area includes Oroville Lake, as well as the Feather River – both excellent fishing spots. The Lake Oroville Visitor Center has a museum, exhibits, videos and a store.
There are 4 campgrounds located here (including a horse campground), with the Loafer Creek Area / Coyote Campground being the largest with 137 campsites and 6 group sites. The Loafer Creek Horse Camp has 15 campsites. Lime Saddle campground has 44 sites, and the Bidwell Canyon Area (Big Pine and Gold Flat campgrounds) has 75 sites. The Park also has several "floating" campsites. The Loafer Creek campground has flush toilets, showers and a dump station. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grill.