Lake Oroville State Recreation Area To Host First Day Hike New Year’s Day


WHAT: The public is invited to start the New Year in a California State Park with a First Day Hike guided by park volunteers along the Potters Ravine Trail.

WHEN: January 1, 2017 beginning at 9:00 A.M.

WHERE: Spillway Parking lot at the North End of Oroville Dam. Hike leaders will furnish a temporary one day parking pass to participants of this event.

WHY: Lake Oroville is joining the National First Day Hike’s program for the fifth year by inviting visitors to enjoy a guided hike on New Year’s Day. All 50 states participate and around the nation more than 90,000 hikers took to the trails in 2016.


The hike will be about 6 miles and include a gradual trek 350 feet up to Gobbler’s Knob, then descend down near the shoreline and around the peninsula out to Potter’s Point, and then loop back. The walk will proceed in misty or light intermittent rain, but steady or heavy rain will cancel the outing. Hikers should dress for possible weather conditions. We expect to return to the cars between 12 and 2PM.

For more information call the Lake Oroville Visitor Center at 530-538-2219 or go to our California State Parks website: and click on Park Events.

Press Release

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