Oroville Chinese Temple - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Oroville Chinese Temple

This is a museum and active temple that showcases the history of the Chinese community in Butte County and Northern California, starting during California's Gold Rush and into the early 20th century. The Chinese Temple is a unique piece of California's cultural heritage and should be on every Butte County visitor's itinerary.

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Feather River Fish Hatchery

Feather River Fish Hatchery

0.89km from Oroville Chinese Temple

The Feather River Hatchery raises Chinook salmon and steelhead along the Feather River, just below Lake Oroville. Visitors can watch migrating salmon from mid-September to mid-November or spawning steelhead from mid December through mid-February through an underwater viewing window. Visitors will enjoy their time at Feather River Hatchery any time of year and great fishing is available on Lake Oroville and several nearby rivers.

Riverbend Park

Riverbend Park

1.47km from Oroville Chinese Temple

A beautiful park which provides year-round river access, open lawn and miles of scenic paved and unpaved paths with riparian conservation areas for local wildlife. A dog Off Leash Area with river access can be found in the neighboring gravel lot on the east side of the park. It is also a very popular summer destination for river floating and summer events; expect limited parking and a high volume of trail and river use traffic during warm summer days or Old Mill events.

Oroville Wildlife Area

Oroville Wildlife Area

2.72km from Oroville Chinese Temple

The Oroville Wildlife Area is over 11,000 acres of riparian woodland habitat along the Feather River and grasslands around the Thermalito Afterbay. Warm water fish species can be found in the numerous dredger ponds and the Thermalito Afterbay. Wildlife species seen in the area include coyote, badger, fox, bobcat, porcupine, osprey, white-tailed kite, egrets, woodpeckers, and warblers.

Thermalito Diversion Pool

Thermalito Diversion Pool

4.3km from Oroville Chinese Temple

The Thermalito Diversion Pool, in tandem with the Diversion Dam, serves to create a tailwater pool for Hyatt Powerplant, just around the bend to the East, at the base of Oroville Dam. The diversion pool also acts as a forebay when Hyatt Powerplant is pumping water back into Lake Oroville, as well as provides recreation opportunities.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

4.87km from Oroville Chinese Temple

North Table Mountain and South Table Mountain are two prominent basaltic mesas overlooking the city of Oroville, California. In the scientific literature, both mesas are also known as North Oroville Table Mountain and South Oroville Table Mountain in order to differentiate them from the Table Mountain. They are named for their flat surface, like a tabletop; because of this it is often mistakenly called Table Top Mountain.

Mother Orange Tree of Butte County

Mother Orange Tree of Butte County

4.93km from Oroville Chinese Temple

The Mother Orange Tree is the oldest living orange tree in Northern California. Originally planted in Bidwell's Bar near the Bidwell Bar Bridge, the tree is a Mediterranean sweet orange Citrus × sinensis cultivar. It has survived the Gold Rush, floods, and freezes, and is going strong at the storied age of 161. As the years passed and the tree flourished, growing to a height of over 60 feet, it was a favorite attraction of miners.

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Butte County is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments.

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