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Bald Rock Dome - Things to Know Before Visiting

Bald Rock Dome, California 95916, USA

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About Bald Rock Dome

Bald Rock is a granite batholith located in Butte County, California, in the Plumas National Forest. it was formed from a large body of melted rocks deep in the earth's crust. The Bald Rock Pluton is two miles wide, and was formed approximately 140 million years ago. The dome rises nearly 2,000 feet above the Middle Fork Feather River and Bald Rock Canyon to an elevation of 3,509 feet above sea level. Bald Rock Dome is similar to Half Dome, in Yosemite.


Attractions Near Bald Rock Dome

Feather Falls
Feather Falls8.24km from Bald Rock Dome

Feather Falls is a Northern CA, Yosemite-style waterfall without the crowds, featuring a 410-foot drop in a dramatic Sierra Nevada setting. The falls can be partially seen from the middle arm of Lake Oroville but are usually observed from a platform accessed by either of two trails maintained by the United States Forest Service.

Bidwell Bar Bridge
Bidwell Bar Bridge15.46km from Bald Rock Dome

This is the highest reservoir bridge in North America. This bridge crosses the parts of Lake Oroville. It was also the 3rd highest bridge in the world after the Royal Gorge suspension and Glen Canyon Dam arch bridges

Lake Oroville State Rec Area
Lake Oroville State Rec Area19.01km from Bald Rock Dome

A wonderful state park in United States, surrounding Lake Oroville, a reservoir on the Feather River. This area has lots of camping and fishing access for those who like the outdoors. There is a visitor center with interpretive exhibits and a 47-foot observation tower overlooking the lake and dam.Hidden train tunnels - When the water level gets low you can see train tunnels that are normally submerged.

Oroville Dam
Oroville Dam19.64km from Bald Rock Dome

Oroville Dam is an earthfill embankment dam on the Feather River east of the city of Oroville. it is the tallest dam in the U.S. and serves mainly for water supply, hydroelectricity generation and flood control. The dam impounds Lake Oroville, the second largest man-made lake in the state of California,

Poe Dam
Poe Dam20.13km from Bald Rock Dome

Poe Dam is a concrete gravity diversion dam on the North Fork Feather River, about 5 miles north of Lake Oroville in Butte County, California in the United States. The dam diverts water through an 6.3-mile tunnel to the 120 megawatt Poe Powerhouse, located on the upper reaches of Lake Oroville. The powerhouse has a rated hydraulic head of 477 ft , generating about 500 million kilowatt hours annually.

Hollow Falls
Hollow Falls21.74km from Bald Rock Dome

Hollow Falls is a waterfall in Butte County.Formed by ancient lava flows, the underlying basalt rock on the mesa holds water, resulting in spectacular annual wildflower blooms, stunning vernal pools, and dramatic but fleeting waterfalls. This is a popular trail for hiking, walking, and other nature trips, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.

Where is Bald Rock Dome

Discover More Attractions in Butte County, Where Bald Rock Dome Is Located

Butte County
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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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