DWR Update on Local Recreation


The Department of Water Resources has provided this update concerning access to local recreational activities this summer.

• The free access program for day use and boat launching at the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area continues next week on July 5 and 6. The remaining free access days are August 2-3 and September 6-7.
• The Thermalito Diversion Pool, and Burma Road and Brad Freeman Trail on the northern shore of the diversion pool, will re-open to the public from Friday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 4 for hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking and more. Visitors can access the area off Thompson Flat Cemetery Road.
• DWR and State Parks will re-open a portion of the Dan Beebe Trail between Glen Pond and Canyon Drive on Friday, June 29. Visitors will have access to over three miles of trails, which run along the southern shore of the Diversion Pool.
• DWR is investing more than $30 million to build new boat ramp lanes, extend existing lanes for low-level water access, and add additional parking and new site amenities at recreation sites across the lake.