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Bidwell Park

Bidwell Park

A California Park and Recreation Society 2013 Regional Treasure

Overview
Upper Park

One of the largest municipal parks in the nation, Bidwell Park truly is the crown jewel of the City of Chico. With its array of hiking and mountain biking trails, picnic areas, swimming holes, it is a city park like none other. We invite you to explore the many resources and amenities the park has to offer.

Maps and Information

Caper Acres Master Plan
Bidwell Park Map
Bidwell Park Rules
Lower Bidwell Park Map
Adaptive Wet Weather Trail Management Plan (Revised 2013)
One Mile Recreation Area Map
See Today’s Precipitation Amounts: here

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About Bidwell Park

About Bidwell Park

Bidwell Park was established July 20, 1905 through the donation by Annie Bidwell of approximately 2,500 acres of land to the City of Chico.

Resources

Education and Information Center

Education and Information Center

As the official “Visitor’s Center” for Bidwell Park, the Chico Creek Nature Center’s commitment to Bidwell Park education began in the mid-seventies and continues today through its environmental education for all ages, exhibits, wildlife walks and activities.

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Disc Golf

Picture of a disc golf course

Bidwell Park is home to two disc golf courses, Sherwood Forest in Middle Park and Peregrine Point in Upper Park.

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Hiking

Hiking in Bidwell Park is an incredible experience and a perfect way to spend a day.

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Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is a common past time in Bidwell Park. Because trails are mostly multi-use, there are abundant riding opportunities for equestrians.

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Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is one of the most common activities that takes place in Bidwell Park. There are miles upon miles of trails to ride on, and incredible scenery along the way.

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Swimming

Swimming

Bidwell Park’s swimming opportunities are not to be missed. From Sycamore Pool to our Upper Park swimming holes, we’ve got your covered on ways to stay cool.

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Star Gazing

Bidwell Park is home to the Chico Community Observatory in Upper Park near Horseshoe Lake.

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