Downtown Oroville Riverfront District
In 1848 the world changed! Discovery of gold brought seekers from all walks of life, from all over the globe, to share in the promise of vast riches! The Feather River is the reason we are here today. It's rich pockets of gold trail along its entire length. A small town with a river running through it.
When you visit Historic Downtown Oroville's Riverfront District today you will find wonderful examples of California Gold Rush architecture. Many are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hosting 13+ shops with quality merchandise & amazing customer service. We love our little historic downtown & are looking forward to your visit.
You'll discover wonderful boutiques, shoe stores, bike shops, yoga studios, candy shops, salons, coffee shops, antique stores, gift shops, & more!
Inside the Riverfront District you'll find 8 blocks of comfortable walking, with plenty of free public parking, that leads you to over 50 shops and eateries.
Points of interest along the river
Brad Freeman Bike Trail - 41-mile (66 km) bike trail running along the Feather River up to the Dam back down through the city then out to the forebay and afterbay.
Feather Falls - 6th highest waterfall in the U.S. Home to the ladybug migration.
Oroville State Wildlife Area - a small area of protected wetland on the Feather River, near Thermalito Diversion Pool Area, it is well known for hunting and birdwatching.
Riverbend Park on Montgomery street, right off Hwy 70. Boat access to the river as well as fishing, disc golf, running and walking trails, river-beach and water fountains to play in on hot days.
The fish hatchery located on Table Mtn Blvd just at the river. Tours for schools and individuals available.
Bedrock Park - swimming and fishing in the Feather River. Picnic areas. Located on the Feather River at the North end of Feather River Blvd.
Chinese Temple - built in 1863 by members of the Chinese Popular Religion.
North and South Table Mountain - two volcanic plateaus located 3 miles (4.8 km) outside of Oroville. Home to vernal pools, mine shafts, spring wildflowers, ancient basalt flows, and seasonal waterfalls.
Bald Rock - granite batholith located in the Plumas National Forest.
Thermalito Afterbay - manmade reservoir located just west of Oroville. Good for boating, hunting, and fishing.
Thermalito Forebay - small manmade reservoir located just off Highway 70. Good for swimming, boating, and wildlife viewing.
Ishi, last surviving member of the Yahi Native American Tribe
Kevin Brown, professional baseball player for the Milwaukee Brewers in the early 1990s
Erle Stanley Gardner, author of the Perry Mason novels