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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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Bidwell Park has it all

Take a walk, swim at Sycamore Pool, cool off in the creek, watch your kids' imagination go wild at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A calm natural setting with a lot of variety.

Hiking/biking trails, swimming pools, picnic tables. A calm and cool respite from the hot summer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chico, California
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965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
+1 530-896-7800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a walk, swim at Sycamore Pool, cool off in the creek, watch your kids' imagination go wild at Caper Acres, catch a softball game or find a relaxing spot to sit in silence and reflect on all that is beautiful about this place. Bidwell...More

Thank Ahtrio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiking/biking trails, swimming pools, picnic tables. A calm and cool respite from the hot summer days. Also golf course, horse shoe pits, exercise trail, tec.

Thank C M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 9 July 2017

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 19 June 2017 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
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