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Top 37 attractions you must visit in 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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Bald Rock Dome
Bald Rock DomeBald Rock Dome, California 95916, USA
Outdoors- Other
Mountain Peaks

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.

Beatson Falls
Beatson FallsButte Valley, CA 95965, USA
Waterfalls

A beautiful waterfalls located in the heart of Butte county. It is one of two waterfalls in Beatson Hollow. North Table Mountain, created by ancient lava flows, is an elevated basalt mesa with beautiful views of mountains, spring wildflowers, waterfalls, and lava outcrops.One particularly popular activity to enjoy near the parking area is kite flying. There is also opportunities for trekking and so many other activities too.

Bidwell Bar Bridge
Bidwell Bar BridgeOroville, CA 95966, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Bridges
Man-made Structures- Other

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

Bidwell Mansion | State Historic Park
Bidwell Mansion | State Historic Park525 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926, USA
Iconic Buildings
Museums

This is a beautiful, three-story, 26 room Victorian House Museum that stands as a memorial to John and Annie Bidwell. John Bidwell was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician and philanthropist. Now a museum and State Historic Park, it is California Historical Landmark #329 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The mansion was a $60,000 project, and was finished in May 1868.

Bille Park
Bille Park501 Bille Rd, Paradise, CA 95969, USA
Parks

A beautiful park surrounded by a redwood grove, the Counselor's Circle and group BBQ area will provide a serene setting for your special outdoor wedding and reception. It is is located at 501 Bille Road. Bille Park Expansion boasts a gazebo, pavilion and even a kitchen that can also be rented for events of up to 120 people. The features of this park blend cohesively to give any outdoor event an air of elegance among the natural setting of the Ridge.

Butte Creek Canyon Ecological Reserve
Butte Creek Canyon Ecological Reserve3199 Southgate Ln, Chico, CA 95928, USA
Outdoors- Other

The Butte Creek Ecological Preserve is a 93-acre site along the middle section of Butte Creek. The site was formerly used for gold, sand and gravel mining, and is recovering from those activities. It contains more than a mile of creek frontage, as well as habitat for many species of special status, including the Western Pond Turtle and Yellow-legged Frog. The reserves protect habitat for other species such as bald eagle, Swainson's hawk, beaver and the western pond turtle.

Centerville-Colman Museum
Centerville-Colman Museum13548 Centerville Rd, Chico, CA 95928, USA
Museums

A majestic museum, which showcases the rural community of Centerville. Stroll through the Colman Museum to learn about the history of the region and its inhabitants, from the Maidu natives to those who came during the Gold Rush to the simple everyday stories of everyday Canyonites. Explore artifacts, displays, and exhibits.

Chico Air Museum
Chico Air Museum165 Ryan Ave, Chico, CA 95973, USA
Museums

The Chico Air Museum is a nonprofit aviation museum located at the Chico Municipal Airport in Chico, California. The museum’s primary purpose is to educate and inspire people of all ages about aviation and the history of flight.

Chico seed orchard
Chico seed orchardChico, CA 95928, USA
Outdoors- Other

The Chico Seed Orchard is located on 209 acres in Chico, California. Today they produces plants for projects such as reforestation, wildfire recovery, watershed restoration, fisheries, riparian habitat for threatened and endangered species, Native American culture values, oak woodland restoration, mine reclamation, campgrounds and interpretive areas, forest health including research and disease resistance.

Feather Falls
Feather FallsFeather Falls, CA 95966, USA
Waterfalls

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.

Feather River Canyon
Feather River CanyonCA-70, Oroville, CA 95965, USA
Outdoors- Other

This is one of the most popular scenic driving routes in the state. It's a major portion of the Feather River National Scenic Byway and serves as the lowest elevation east-west passageway through the Sierra Nevada. The canyon is the location of portions of California State Route 70 and the Feather River Route, including the Tobin Bridges.

Feather River Fish Hatchery
Feather River Fish Hatchery5 Table Mountain Blvd, Oroville, CA 95965, USA
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Man-made Structures- Other

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.

Hollow Falls
Hollow FallsButte Valley, CA 95965, USA
Waterfalls

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.

Hooker Oak Park
Hooker Oak Park1928 Manzanita Ave, Chico, CA 95926, USA
Parks

Hooker Oak Park is one of Chico's oldest outdoor recreation facilities. Sharing it's boundary with the beautiful Big Chico Creek adjacent to Bidwell Park, this full service park offers an array of recreation and leisure activities. This much-loved park has both covered and uncovered picnic areas, barbecues, baseball fields, softball fields, basketball courts, two playgrounds, horseshoe pits, restrooms, and walking paths through the beautiful oak trees and next to Big Chico Creek.

Indian Springs State Park
Indian Springs State Park678 Lake Clark Rd, Flovilla, GA 30216, USA
Outdoors- Other
Forests
National Parks

This state park is located near Jackson and Flovilla. The park is named for its several springs, which the Creek Indians used for centuries to heal the sick. The water from these springs is said to have a sulfur smell and taste. Indian Springs is thought to be the oldest state park in the nation . The park features a small museum that is open seasonally. Exhibits include the park's natural history, the resort era, activities of the CCC, and the history and culture of the Creek Indians.

Janet Turner Print Museum
Janet Turner Print Museum400 W 1st St, Chico, CA 95929, USA
Museums

The Janet Turner Print Museum at California State University, Chico advances the art of printmaking by making its international collection accessible to the people of Northern California and beyond. We engage a diverse public through stimulating exhibitions, programming, and study to inspire reflection, collaboration, and action.

Lake Oroville State Rec Area
Lake Oroville State Rec AreaKelly Ridge Rd, Oroville, CA 95966, USA
Outdoors- Other
1 Day Treks
Forests

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.

Mother Orange Tree of Butte County
Mother Orange Tree of Butte County400 Glen Dr, Oroville, CA 95966, USA
Outdoors- Other

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.

National Yo-Yo Museum
National Yo-Yo Museum320 Broadway St, Chico, CA 95928, USA
Museums

The National Yo-Yo Museum features the worlds largest public display of yo-yo, yo-yo memorabilia, and contest awards. It's the home of BIG-YO, the World's Biggest Working Wooden Yo-Yo in the 1982 Guinness Book of World Records. It is located inside Bird in Hand and is open 7 days a week and is free to tour. Guided visits are available to groups by special arrangement.

North Central Valley Wildlife Management Area
Outdoors- Other

Located within 11 counties in the Sacramento Valley and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of California, It consists of conservation easements acquired on privately owned wetlands. The landscape is very flat, bordered by the Sierra and Coast ranges and is surrounded by intensive agriculture. It includes approximately 8,500 acres of existing wetlands and 46,500 acres of former wetlands to be restored and developed for waterfowl and other wetland-related wildlife.

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