Founded in 1850, Butte is one of California's original 27 counties. Its mild climate, many rivers, lush forests and rich agriculture make it a sportsman's paradise. The bass fishing is rated best in the state, and hunters can bag waterfowl, pheasant, deer and other game.

No area in California offers a greater variety of recreational options or places of special interest. Creeks and canyons, lakes and rivers, mountains and meadows, wild forests and waterfalls, museums and mansions await residents and visitors alike. Houseboating, water skiing, sailing, fishing and camping are without peer at Lake Oroville, where one can also enjoy bike and horse trails. There are eight golf courses in the county.

Photographers love Table Mountain, Bald Rock and the observation tower of Lake Oroville's Visitor's Center. The Gray Lodge Wildlife area and the Feather River Canyon offer unparalleled breathtaking views of towering granite cliffs, mountain waterfalls, and bridges and tunnels which amounted to nearly impossible feats at the time of their construction. Butte County invites visitors to explore the cafés, shops and art galleries and to tour the historic home of John Bidwell, leader of the first over-land expedition to California.

Every type and style of cuisine can be found, and a variety of bars, taverns and nightspots provide entertainment for evening. Any conceivable type of lodging is available from corporate hotels to privately owned lodging, to unique bed and breakfast inns to RV parks, campgrounds and houseboats, with your choice of setting, and hospitable folks who will make your stay so pleasant that you will visit again and again.

For more information on Butte County, click on the link above or you can write or call:
Chico Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 3038
Chico, CA 95926
1 (800) 852-8570 or (530) 891-3613