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Recreation Along the State Water Project


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Lake Oroville Visitors Center


Vista del Lago Visitors Center (Pyramid Lake)


Romero Overlook Visitors Center (San Luis Reservoir)

We invite you to experience California’s water by enjoying some of the many recreational opportunities along the California State Water Project. Scenic lakes and reservoirs from the upper Feather River in the North to Lake Perris in the South offer:

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing

View the map to find locations with fun things to do close to your home or on your next road trip. Always check current conditions before you go, and review Water Safety for more information and resources on how to stay safe.

Learn More About California’s Water at Our Visitors Centers

Our three visitors centers at Lake Oroville (Butte County in Northern California), San Luis Reservoir (Merced County in Central California), and Pyramid Lake (Los Angeles County in Southern California) are staffed by water education specialists and offer exhibits and videos that highlight California’s world-renowned water delivery system and the importance of water in our lives. Free guided tours for school and community groups are available by reservation. Entry and parking are free.

For more information, call:

  • Lake Oroville Visitors Center: 530-538-2219
  • Romero Overlook Visitors Center: 209-827-5353
  • Vista del Lago Visitors Center: 661-294-0219