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part ofBlack Butte Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Mon Sep 14 2015   Season Dates


Orland Buttes Campground is on the shores of Black Buttes Lake in the scenic foothills of north-central California. Black Butte is best known for its warm-water fishery and its appeal for both powerboats and sailboats.

In spring, wildflowers like Fiddlenecks, California poppies and Baby Blue Eyes flourish. Visiting during this time makes for particuarly beautiful hikes through the natural trails.

Natural Features:

The lake is surrounded by beautiful, dark volcanic buttes on the northern end of the Sacramento Valley.

Blue oak woodlands and towering black basalt buttes offer a picturesque setting along 40 miles of shoreline.


This peaceful park is well-known for fishing, sailing and water skiing. Fishing includes crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, spotted bass and Florida bluegill.

Disc golf is also a popular activity here.


The family-friendly campground offers 35 campsites and a group campground that fits 50. A boat ramp and a18-hole disc golf course are included.

No electric hookups are available.

Nearby Attractions:

Horeseback riders can make use of the horse trails at Grizzly Flat and Burris Creek.

A short drive east, will take visitors to the Mendocino National Forest, where Ponderosa pines sweetly scent the air.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Disc Golf
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • There are no electric/water/sewer hookups
  • Direct access to the lake is limited due to steep terrain
  • No fireworks allowed
  • Entrance gates close at 10 pm from April 1 through Sept. 30th. Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 6 am.
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    39.7722, -122.35285
    39°46'20"N, 122°21'10"W

    From Interstate 5, take the Black Butte Lake exit at Orland, CA. Travel west on County Road 200/Newville Road for 6 miles. Turn left on County Road 206 and drive 4 miles to the campground.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    ORLAND  CA  95963-8901

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (530)865-4781
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