Things to do while your horse rests …

Drive Over the Nation’s Tallest Earthen Dam

Completed in 1968, it stands 770 feet high and is 6,920 feet across the top. It is the tallest and one of the largest earthen dams in the USA. Tailings from the gold dredging era make up most of the material used in construction. A picnic area overlooks the dam & has restroom facilities. The dam area is also a favorite of local swimmers. Lake Oroville Marina has endless opportunities to enjoy the uncrowded atmosphere available at Lake Oroville. Beneath the dam, a cavern almost as large as the state capitol building has been hollowed out to house six power generation units. Coupled with four units in the Thermalito Power Plant, they generate more than 2.8 billion kilowatt-hours of power annually. Tours are available by appointment only. Please call 530.534-2306 for more information.

 

Walk Across California’s First Suspension Bridge

In 1856, a suspension bridge was swung across the Feather River at Bidwell Bar, site of the county’s first gold mining community. It’s towers, manufactured in New York and brought around the Horn, the bridge was the first of it’s type in California and was closed to traffic in 1954. Prior to the construction of Oroville Dam, the bridge was dismantled and relocated in Bidwell Canyon. The first Saturday of every May, the Bidwell Bar Day celebration is held here featuring demonstrations of pioneer crafts, gold panning, food and entertainment. The Toll House Museum there is open on Saturdays during the summer. South End of Lake Oroville in Bidwell Canyon off Kelly Ridge Road 530-538-2219

 

View Art Glass-Making at Its Finest

Internationally known, Orient & Flume creates intricate, three-dimensional designs encased in clear glass for which the studio is now famous. Their works are in the permanent collections of the Chrysler Museum, Corning Glass Museum, the Metropolitan, and the Smithsonian. The showroom is open Mon.-Sat., 10-5 p.m.

 

Richard Satava opened his studio in 1977 using ancient techniques to create beautiful art glass by combining technical skill and delicate artistry. Vivid colors and unique nature themes are his trade-mark. Passion is visible in his creations.

 

 

 

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Beautiful Scenery, Arts, History, Swimming Holes and Hiking abound in Butte County …

Table Mountain, visible from Camelot Equestrian Park is most famous for its vast array of wildflowers, which bloom during spring time. The bloom usually lasts from the last 2 weeks of March, to the first 2 weeks of April. The flower bloom is the most popular attraction on Table Mountain. During the time of the bloom, people come from all over Northern California to see the wildflowers.

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