Almost every Saturday of the month the Lake Oroville Visitor's Center hosts a guided Saturday Morning Nature Walk that is easy enough for all ages. This week on June 29 the hike will take you to Kelly Ridge Point.
The group meets at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center and leaves for the walk promptly at 8:00 am. The hikes average four miles and the guides recommend you bring water, a snack, and dress for the weather. For this walk the "gradual slope down to the water's edge North of the Visitor Center offering views of the dam, up the North Fork, and beyond the suspension bridge. Then a loop back for fresh discoveries."
If you have any questions about hiking in the Oroville Area, please contact the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce at (530) 538-2542 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on local recreation, head to LakeOroville.net.
On Saturday, January 26, Communications Coordinator, Amber Marron went on the Lake Oroville Visitor Center‘s Saturday Morning Nature Walk. This walk took us up Sycamore Hill on a beautiful morning.
The wind was crisp, but 17 other people joined me on this three mile walk. Hikers were both young and old, and with this being the toughest hike from January due to the steeper incline, everyone was able to complete the three mile walk just fine.
The guides from the Lake Oroville Visitor Center were always open to answering questions about species of mushrooms and plants to how the hiking trail was created. Once we climbed in elevation there were gorgeous views of the Oroville Dam and the river below.
Right before the very top there was a Trail Log for the Brad Freeman/Dan Bebee Trail which I signed. Unfortunately I could not make it to the very top due to my susceptibility to poison oak, so if you are looking to hike Sycamore Hill make sure to take precautions due to the presence of poison oak.
Overall it was a great time that I will continue to participate in! These weekly walks take place every Saturday with hikers meeting at the Lake Oroville Visitor Center at 9:00 am sharp.
Learn what it took to build the Nation’s tallest dam and California’s second-largest reservoir by touring the Lake Oroville Visitor Center.
There are free movies to watch, exhibits on the California State Water Project, a 46-foot viewing tower with free telescopes, and information on gold mining and Native American history.
ACTIVITY: MORNING NATURE WALKS
HERE’S THE FEBRUARY 2019 SCHEDULE:
Hikes average around 4 miles and are for all skill levels. The group leaves at 9 AM sharp and returns by around noon. Bring water, a snack, and dress for the weather.
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The Visitor's Center is open every day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.