Bloomer Primitive Camping Area offers a more private experience than most. This is mainly due to the fact that it is mainly “boat in,” however Three additional sites have been developed for equestrian, hikers, and bicyclists accessing the area via the Potter’s Ravine Trail. However, if you’re hiking in, just be prepared for the journey (it’s over 11 miles). If you’d like to go for the more classic experience, you’ll have to get yourself a boat. No worries my friend, you can rent a boat from our friends Forever Resorts. Just remember that in drought years, some areas are much less accessible (so make sure to check conditions). This campground is also great for insanely huge groups (it can accommodate up to 75 people). Each site has your standard picnic table, fire ring, and toilet (you’ll have to bring your own water).
Campsite area
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Wildlife watching

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Heather K.
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March 9th, 2017

Great hikes in the springtime with green rolling hills, oak and manzanita groves, wildlife, and flowers!

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Lake Oroville State Recreation Area
United States
Phone Number
(530) 538-2219
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39.622° N, 121.5° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 3 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)