Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Maps

Oroville, CA

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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Description

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 ge

: 39.535, -121.467
: 29,447 acres (119.17 km²)
Official Link
: Lake Oroville State Recreation Area