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The Oroville Rotary Club invites you to celebrate Independence Day this July 4th at Fireworks at the Forebay! There are 3 great locations to enjoy the show: The North Thermalito Forebay and Aquatic Center, the Nelson Sports Complex, and the South Thermalito Forebay. There will be plenty of food, crafts for the kids, swimming, and music. You can even rent gear and watch it from the water. Don’t miss it! And don’t forget the fireworks start 30 minutes after sunset.
The fireworks will begin 30 minutes after sunset.
Enjoy the fun from three different locations!
Watch the show from the water! Rentals are available or bring your own gear. Picnic tables • Swimming area. Day use fees apply.
Music, food trucks, a beer garden
Avoid the crowds, launch your powerboat! There are limited facilities available. Bring plenty of water! Day use fees apply.
Opens at 8am • $8 per Vehicle Day-use Fee (Credit Cards Accepted)
Watch from the Water: Paddle out onto the forebay to view fireworks from the water.
Watercraft Rentals: Forebay Aquatic Center equipment rentals are available by reservation only. For reservations visit https://www.forebayaquaticcenter.com/rentals
Picnic: There are many sites to choose from. Each site contains a BBQ and one or two picnic tables.
Swimming: The two hundred yard sandy swimming beach has men’s and women’s dressing rooms and flush toilets. Lifeguard on duty.
The North Forebay is reserved exclusively for sailboats, canoes, and other non-power-driven boats.
Alcohol is allowed, but no glass containers are permitted.
Opens at 6:30 pm.
FREE ENTRY! There is no entry fee to view the fireworks from the Nelson Sports Complex.
UPDATE! Nelson’s just added even more fun things to do! *British Bulldog Brewery Beer Garden, *Science Adventure Lab for Kids, and a *Photobooth!
Party: The Feather River Recreation & Parks will be hosting a party from 6:30 – 8:30. More info »
Food: Food trucks will be on site – Urban Outlaw Food Concessions, Sweetwater Shaved Ice, and Baker’s Kettle Corn. Plus a Beer Garden from British Bulldog Brewery.
Kids: Crafts and activities will be available for the kids–including a Science Adventure Lab!
Music: Courtesy of BOB FM.
Swimming: The Nelson Pool will be open from 4 –
We recommend bringing a picnic, cooler, lawn chairs and/or a blanket. And be sure to get your photo taken at the Photobooth!
Opens at 8am • $8 per Vehicle Day-use Fee (Cash or Check only)
Motorized boats are allowed. There is a four-lane boat launch ramp. Note that additional boat launch fees apply.
Be sure to bring plenty of water! There is very little shade, and there are limited facilities at this location.
FREE ENTRY Entrance to The Nelson Sports Complex is free, but they do charge a $5/person swimming fee if you would like to use the pool.
DAY-USE FEES APPLY The Thermalito North and South Forebays charge an $8 per vehicle day-use fee. Additional boat launch fees may also apply.
The following Info is from: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=948
“The three hundred acre Thermalito Forebay is a day use area. It has planted turf and is regularly watered and mowed. Shade trees from many parts of the world dot the area, including European Sycamore, Olive, Valley Oak, and Zelkova. Ramada’s provide shade for picnic sites. Each site contains a stove and one or two picnic tables. Three large group areas are available by reservation through park headquarters. Drinking water is provided by faucet and drinking fountain. The two hundred yard sandy swimming beach has men’s and women’s dressing rooms and flush toilets. The turf and beach areas of the North Forebay and Loafer Creek are closed to dogs. The North Forebay is reserved exclusively for sailboats, canoes, and other non power driven boats. The area has a disabled accessible fishing pier. The North Forebay has frequent trout plants. The North Forebay also has an en-route campground. This campground is designed for one night stays for self contained vehicles only.”
For additional information about this year’s July 4th Fireworks at the Forebay, please contact the Oroville Chamber of Commerce.
1789 Montgomery St.
Oroville, CA 95965