So I've lived in chico for the last year. I've been to Lake Oroville, but not on it, since I haven't gotten my boat finished up yet. However I'm borrowing a beater family boat from a friend because the In-Laws are in town and we are going to take them and the 5 kids up to the lake for a lake day tomorrow.
Heres the questions: 1st, I hear Lake Oroville has some debris issues at the beginning of the year typically, its still fairly early in the season, how is the debris right now? Is it worth it to go somewhere else? I'm guessing we will just be up there pulling the kids a bunch in the tube, nothing crazy, maybe try to get one or both of my brother in laws on some skis, but just a mellow day on the lake.
2nd, We will need a decent day beach as the boat probably will fit about 6-7 but we will have 11 of us up there, so a decent day beach where they can play in the water, run around a little bit, relax and beach the boat, bbq. Where is the best place for this on Lake Oroville? Seeing that we are going to go in the morning on a Wednesday makes me think we could get just about any beach area we want. whats the best area for what we'd like to do? Also if it has some shade thatd be great! 5 are Washington state natives... so......lets just say the 95 degree heat and bright sun is pretty much unheard of!
And last thing, I'd really like to launch up at Lake Oroville Marina, as its closest for me, and I'm using my old crappy F100 pickup to pull this boat around. However I was told last year the 5mph was strung way out past the bridge, is this still the case where the 5mph is miles long??