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Bidwell Park

#1 of 28 things to do in Chico Features Animals
965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
+1 530-896-7800
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Walking or biking is a must here, if you visit Chico. This is a gorgeous park, Chico is lucky to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Loriqpi G
Chico, California
via mobile
safe and fun in the sun place to take the grandchildren swimming

all kinds of places along the creek for swimming we also take our dog for walks there beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
evelyn c
Chico, California
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965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
+1 530-896-7800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walking or biking is a must here, if you visit Chico. This is a gorgeous park, Chico is lucky to have it. Great for walking dogs too.

Thank Loriqpi G
Reviewed 2 days ago

all kinds of places along the creek for swimming we also take our dog for walks there beautiful trees giant oaks over 80 ft. tall at one mile there is a nice pool area bathroom and changing area swings picnic tables with bbq nearby. they...More

Thank evelyn c
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bidwell Park ranges from a natural creek area in the upper Bidwell section, with rock climbing and swimming holes, through a mid-area, with trails and sandy shallow wading areas near private picnic spots, to lower Bidwell, with open picnic areas and the Sycamore Pool. The...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing place to visit. I have seen another swimming hole quite like this its beautiful loved seeing the whole community enjoying this place. So pack your swimsuit and maybe your bike as this is free and there are plenty of bike routes....More

Thank Callahan09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to this park since childhood. Hubby and I would bar-b-q here when we were first married 45 years ago. After setting up our RV we drove through Bidwell Park to cool down from the 100 plus temps. Now that we are...More

Thank Rebekajean
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day at 5 mile floating and playing in the creek. It was so beautiful and relaxing. The park is incredible. 1 mile is my favorite but it was crowded so we headed up to 5 mile ❤️

Thank DebMey11
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Bidwell park can be divided into two categories, upper and lower park. The canopy covered paths and trails of Lower park meander along Big Chico Creek and are utilized by runners, dog-walkers, bikers, families and commuters. Upper park, my personal favorite is home to a...More

Thank E694ZGalisonc
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The place doesnt look like much from the road, but, get inside, park and walk the 100 feet to the river on the far side. Beautiful foliage, water, PEACE and QUIET. You can easily spend the day thre. And the pool ? what...150 feet across...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I had hoped the security issues would have improved since my last visit; sadly, this is not the case. Homeless camps along the creek and under the brush in the park have made this a dangerous place to visit, even during the day. Drugs are...More

Thank sierra8
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I have been to Bidwell back in the late 1980's. There seemed to be a few new additions including a nature center focused on school aged kids. The walking/running, biking and horse trails are well maintained. It was a pleasure to ride bikes thru this...More

Thank gdr23
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