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Lake Oroville
State Recreation Area

From Highway 70, go east on Highway 162 (Oroville Dam Blvd.). Continue on Oroville Dam Blvd., turning right at Olive Hwy. (Highway 162), proceed approximately 6 miles on Olive Highway to Kelly Ridge Road. Turn left and Kelly Ridge Road ends in the Visitor Center parking lot. Launch areas include the Spillway boat ramp, Bidwell Bar, and Loafer Creek. (Boat Ramp Information)

Most sailors launche from the Bidwell or spillway boat ramps. The spillway elevation is 900 feet.

link to Lake Oroville level plot --1/1/12 to today

Spillway Ramp
12 upper ramp lanes 900-810'
7 lanes lower ramp 820-725'
2 lanes lower ramp 730-695'

Loafer Creek
9 lanes from 900-800'
2 lanes from 800-775
2 lanes from 781-735 feet

Bidwell Canyon
7 upper ramp lanes from 900-850'
5 upper ramp lanes from 850-781'
3 lower ramp lanes from 745-700'

Forebay and Afterbay

ramps are always open

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