Black Butte Lake

Black Butte Lake

Black Butte Lake was formed in 1963 upon the completion of Black Butte Dam. Located on Stony Creek west of Orland, the lake is an inviting and accessible recreation area on the west side of the Sacramento Valley.

When full, the lake has a surface area of 4,460 acres, is seven miles long and has a shoreline of 40 miles. The dam provides flood damage protection for local towns and agricultural lands.

Three self-guided nature trails offer quiet, pleasurable hikes through the rolling oak foothills.

The Buckhorn Recreation Area includes a playground for active tots. Families will enjoy the shady and well maintained picnic facilities available at several locations around the lake.

• Dogs welcome.
• Please pick up after your pets.
• There is a $4 parking fee.

• From Orland, follow Newville Road west 8 miles to Black Butte Lake.