Oroville Wildlife Area

Oroville Wildlife Area
The approximately 11,800-acre Oroville Wildlife Area is primarily riparian woodland habitat along the Feather River and grasslands around the Thermalito Afterbay. Warm water fish species (largemouth bass, bluegill, green sunfish, channel catfish, and black crappie) can be found in the numerous dredger ponds and the Thermalito Afterbay. Salmon, steelhead, shad, and striped bass can be found in the Feather River. Wildlife species seen in the area include coyote, badger, fox, bobcat, porcupine, osprey, white-tailed kite, egrets, woodpeckers, and warblers. There are good populations of coyotes, deer, dove, quail, and waterfowl, and fair populations of squirrel and rabbit.

Activities: fishing, wildlife viewing, hunting, and shooting range. The shooting range is for rifles, pistols, shotguns, archery, and is open from sunrise to sunset. There is no Rangemaster. Facilities: camping, restrooms, and launch access.

Location Info


One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset, except for at designated camping areas.

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