Black Butte Lake is ready for you!

Published April 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO, California – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District’s Black Butte Lake near Orland has plenty of water and everything is open and ready for the spring and summer recreation season. 

Like many public parks and lakes, Black Butte reduces services during the winter when there are fewer visitors. But as the weather continues to warm up, you can now enjoy all this beautiful Northern California setting has to offer.

Every one of the campsites in the Buckhorn Recreation Area and Orland Buttes Campground are open and all boat ramps are ready to go. There are miles of trails to explore and they have a top notch disc golf course which highlights the amazing scenery offered at Black Butte Lake. If fishing is your thing, there is more water right now than there was this time last year and rumor has it the crappie are starting to bite.

For additional information call (530) 865-4781 or stop by the Black Butte Lake Park Office, located 8 miles west of Orland on County Road 200/Newville Road. Business hours are 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed during lunch. 

For a complete list of park facilities, rules and fees, log on to the Black Butte Lake website at

Luke Burns

Release no. 15-016