The towns of Chico, Paradise and Magalia are located nearby and provide golf, shopping and excellent dining. Gold Nugget Days, which is celebrated each Apri in Paradise is a favorite time for locals and visitors to remember a rich mining history.
The Paradise area also includes a variety of parks. Bille Park, Northeast of Paradise, has a half-mile trail along the South rim of Butte Creek Canyon which offers a spectacular view of the canyon. There are also more challenging paths forking off the main trail. By going further up Skyway and deeper into the foothills, you will discover the meticulously landscaped Merlo Park in the tiny community of Stirling City. The gated park is privately owned by its namesake family and includes a chapel, trails and swan-dotted pond.
Heated swimming and wading pool (open during peak season)
Playground includes: ping pong, gym set,
basketball, volleyball, swing & slide and 3 horse shoe pits.
Rowboats are provided for use on the lake
Note: Private boats with electric motors &
inflatables are now allowed on the lake.
Electric motors may also be used on the
camp rowboats. PG&E periodically lowers
the lake level. All California fishing laws
apply to Lake DeSabla and they are strictly
Laundry facilities available
Supplies may be purchased from stores in the
nearby towns of Magalia or Paradise.
Directions: The camp is located about 28 miles east of Chico on Lake DeSabla, the forebay for the DeSabla Powerhouse, at an elevation of 2,700 feet.
Seventeen units - each
accommodates six people
Each unit has the following:
table with chairs, one double and four twin beds, one bathroom with shower, fully equipped kitchen which includes the following:
electric range, refrigerator
coffee maker, toaster,
cooking utensils, kitchenware
(dishes, silverware, etc.)
Microwaves in all cabins
Campers are to provide their own linens (sheets, pillowcases, pillows, blankets &
towels) food and soap.