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.
Rentals include sit-on-top and sit-in kayaks, canoes, stand up paddle boards, 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 boathouse and equipment for a special event of your own. Ask about joining a rowing club!!
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
The Youth Aquatic and Rowing Camps are offered on a weekly basis during the summer. For families that qualify, financial support provided by State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways is available.
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, BBQ's, 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.
Highway 70 exit Garden Drive, left past Entrance Station to Forebay Aquatic Center and docks.