Park fee reduction

Lake Oroville camping, use fees reduced

Those wanting to enjoy Lake Oroville despite the drought are in luck because many of its fees just got cheaper. The state Department of Parks and Recreation has announced that fees to access and use the park have been reduced as of May 1. Those reductions include day-use parking fees ($6 instead of $8), camping fees in Lime Saddle and Loafer Creek ($25 instead of $35), horse camp sites at Loafer Creek ($35 instead of $45), en-route camping for self-contained recreational vehicles at North Forebay and Spillway ($15 instead of $20) and floating campsites Sunday through Thursday ($125 per night). That fee will remain at $175 per night on Friday and Saturday.

Other fees that remain the same are boat use ($5 per day) and the Bloomer North Fork Trail Camp ($20 per night). In addition, credit card terminals have been added at most entrance stations and accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.