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Welcome to the Forebay Aquatic Center...

...A facility for educating and entertaining all residents of Butte County.

Open to visitors of all ages, the Forebay Aquatic Center (FAC) is located on the North Thermalito Forebay, along Highway 70, one mile north of Oroville at the west end of Garden Drive. Please click on our "directions" link for more info.

The mission of the Forebay Aquatic Center is to conduct instruction for safe boating and provide recreational water craft for residents of Butte County and the surrounding area. We also offer special educational programs through Butte Couny Public Schools / Outdoor Education For All, corporate group events and private party events.

Rentals include sit-on-top and sit-in kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, hydro-bikes and paddle boats. We also have a variety of rowing craft including family boats, adaptive boats and sport rowing—both sculling and sweep. It is also possible to rent the boat house for a special event of your own.

Our instructors offer group and individual lessons for boating and water safety utilizing all of the above watercraft. Corporate team building programs are available by special request – our most popular being sweep rowing a fifty five foot, eight person Olympic shell.

The Youth Aquatic Camps are offered on a weekly basis. For families that qualify, financial support provided by Department of Boating and Waterways is available.

For further information please click on one of the “paddles” in the menu on the left side of our site pages.

For those who would just like to watch the excitement there is ample room for picnicking and swimming. The State Park provides a large area with grass, lots of shade, picnic tables, BBQs, and public toilets. There are also two launch ramps and a nice public dock if you want to bring your own boat. Please note—no motors are allowed on this part of the Forebay. This year State Parks has constructed four special picnic sites accessible by boats only.

The FAC is operated by the Feather River Rowing Club in cooperation with California State Parks, Department of Boating and Waterways, Department of Water Resources, The City of Oroville through Supplemental Benefit Fund (SBF) and the many Recreation Districts throughout Butte County.

Forebay Aquatic Center
An Aquatic Resource For All Of Butte County
paddle@forebayaquatics.com

The Boathouse Is ONLY OPEN For Rentals
On Saturday and Sunday During September, From 10am - 6pm

We will be holding our "Paddle On The Feather" event during the Salmon Festival
on Saturday, September 26th. Come see us at the Fish Hatchery!

The boathouse will be closed for rentals on Saturday, September 26th
but we will be open on Sunday, September 27th
when we hold our "Forebay Fall Finale" to close out the season. Come by and join the fun!

Please see the "events" page for details on upcoming events.


Boathouse & Info: 530.774.7934

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