Orland Buttes

County Road 206

Overview

Orland Buttes Recreation Area is at Black Butte Lake, situated at the northern end of the Sacramento valley, 100 miles north of Sacramento, CA and 30 miles south of Red Bluff, CA. The lake is a popular meeting place for water sports and outdoor euthusiasts, so bring family and friends for an incredibly scenic getaway.

Recreation

Find excitement with wake boarding and sailing or explore the Paul Thomas trail for hiking. Black Butte is renowed fro its warm-water fishing, including catches such as crappie, channel catfinsh, and large and small mouth bass. Disc golf is also a popular activity here.

Facilities

The family-friendly campground offers 35 campsites and a group campground that fits 50. Conveniences include showers, a boat ramp complex, and a 18-hole disc golf course. No electric hookups or water hookups are available. The area is open seasonaly from 1 April through the second Monday in September.

Natural Features

Black Butte Lake was formed in 1963 with the completion of Black Butte Lake Dam on Stony Creek. The lake's surface area measures 4460 acres when water levels are high. Black basalt buttes and blue oak woodland hug the lake's 40 miles of shoreline.

Nearby Attractions

Horeseback riders can make use of the horse trails at Grizzly Flat and Burris Creek. Buckhorn Recreation Area has 13 miles of fitness trails for hiking, running, and biking.

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