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Paradise Lake

A serene lake with reflected clouds, surrounded by trees under a blue sky.



As of June 1st, 2020, the Paradise Recreation and Park District (PRPD) has taken over recreation amenities and operations at Paradise Lake from the Paradise Irrigation District (PID).

One of the jewels of Butte County, Paradise Lake provides paddling, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and other activities. The 204-acre lake is lined on one side with 84-acres available for a variety of outdoor activities.  The shaded, developed picnic site provides picnic tables, benches, and even a play-structure.  Two boat launches at the north end of the lake provide paddling access and small boat (electric trolling motors only) access.  The lake supplies drinking water for the area and currently dogs and horses are prohibited, as well as swimming. The lake is closed on Wednesdays. The District is increasing activities at the lake, with educational and recreational programs and events throughout the next year. Visitors may purchase day passes at the lake or seasonal parking passes from the park office or online.




All PRPD facilities are reservable to the public for private and public events, please contact the PRPD Office at 872-6393 for more information and pricing.

PRPD will maintain the current rules historically in place at the Lake, so visitors familiar with the Lake will see few changes for this season.  

Interested members of the public can also participate in a volunteer stewardship program that will help PRPD care for and monitor this amazing resource in our backyard. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at if interested, and feel free to contact us at 530-872-6393 for more details.

The PRPD Board of Directors has approved the annual and daily parking and boating pass fees, click below for more information: