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PLAY HERE

I OK, let's be honest, what's fun for one person is dreadful for another. But you can find the thing that pushes your button.  From fishing, water sports, to biking and hiking, we'll list it all.  Some consider "exploring" more like playing... for those, check out the next section.

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WATER SPORTS

Lake Osoyoos is the perfect water sports lake.  It is relatively shallow so that you can walk out 50' from shore and still be only waist deep.  Swimming, boating, skiing, floating.  Don't forget water skiing also on Spectacle lake, and swimming in Blue Lake.

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BIKING

Whether the pedal or vroom type of biking, our curvy picturesque and lightly traveled county roads will delight and sometimes challenge you.  See our main BIKING PAGE to get to map and section descriptions.

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HIKING

We are midway point of the PNT (Pacific Northwest Scenic Trail).  From Oroville you can hike just a few miles of its 1200 miles.  Going East do the Whistler Canyon Trail  and going west, do the short section called the "Similkameen Trail"  

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HUNTING

We have an inordinate amount of public lands:  USFS, BLM, DNR.   Hunters come from all over the state to hunt deer, pheasant, rock partridge, and even Big Horn Sheep.  Check out this limited access that requires a permit:  Eder Wildlife Unit  

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FISHING

Besides world class bass fishing on Osoyoos Lake (several Bass tournaments a year) our rivers and lakes have Steelhead, Salmon, Perch, Trout and more.  To the west of Oroville, download Many Lakes Historical Map.  East of Oroville:  Sidley, Beth, Beaver, and Lost lakes.  

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ANNUAL EVENTS

JANUARY:  Ice Fishing Festival

MAY:  May Day Festival

JULY: Chesaw Rodeo 

visit OROVILLE CHAMBER for more info.

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