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.
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.
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.
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
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.