Introduction to Oroville, California
Oroville was established along the banks of Feather River during the Gold Rush. When gold was found at Bidwell Bar, it became one of California's first sites of gold mining. This led to a rush of thousands of gold miners to Oroville. 'Ishi, who was probably the last remaining Indian from his 'Stone Age' tribe who left his natural habitat and joined the western civilization, also made his home in Oroville.
Oroville and Nearby Attractions
- Heritage Oaks Station.
- Oroville Chinese Temple.
- Oroville Dam.
- Lake Oroville State Rec Area.
- Barry R Kirshner Wildlife.
- Feather River Fish Hatchery.
Things To Do In Oroville
There are many areas of tourist interest in Oroville. The Oroville Dam is among the 20 largest dams of the world. One should also visit the Mother Orange tree which is supposed to be the oldest orange tree in Northern California. Tours are available to the fish hatchery. There are a number of parks and a bike trail as well.
The Sacramento International Airport serves the area.
Oroville Higher Education
The area is served by Butte College.