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Clay Pit SVRA

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Alt Names

Oroville, Feather River Valley, Thermalito

Last Known StatusOpen

This 220 acre riding area was created in the depression left from where clay was excavated to build the Lake Oroville Dam. And depression, is what you are going to feel if you drive more than 30 miles to get there.

This is not a vacation destination. It's a small, flat practice area where an average 2WD car could tackle 90% of the terrain. The are a few trees and a couple of small pop-up jumps, and when we say a couple, we mean... one.

Ok, we're sorry. It's a great place for the local kids, for giving ATV lessons, or for breaking in a new top end, and as riders we are grateful for any public land we have. The area is lightly patrolled, with one hazard that is clearly marked, and no services.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityOroville, CA
Address4900 Larkin Road, Oroville, CA 95965
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From: Sacramento, CA
1) Take Highway 70 North to exit 46
2) Turn left (west) onto Oroville Dam Blvd, continue 2 miles
3) Turn left (south) on Larkin Road, continue 2 miles
4) Park entrance is on the left (south-east).

TYPE OF AREA

AreaGravel Pit, area is a large open pit
LandState Recreation

RATINGS

Prosnot very busy, not patrolled, good for novices, good place to learn or fix bike, have picnic, all hazards are clearly marked
Consno services, no challenging terrain
Our RatingRatingFair    
Recommended StayHalf Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)

TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail3
Climate Typelarge clay pit
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Not Maintained
Loose DirtThis riding area has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe riding area has almost all hard pack terrain.All
SandThis riding area has no sandy areas.None
MudThe riding area has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe riding area has some dust on typical days.Some
RocksThis riding area has some rocks.Somelots of loose baseball sized sharp rocks
TreesThe riding area has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis riding area has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe riding area has few water crossings.Fewcouple crossings irrigation/drainage ditch aprox 12ft wide
Small JumpsThis riding area has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis riding area has no large jumps.None
BermsThe riding area has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis state recreation area has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis state recreation area has mostly roads.Mostly
IntersectionsThis riding area has some intersections.Some
Rider TrafficThe state recreation area has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis state recreation area has few shaded areas.Fewadequate - 10-20 shady parking spots from trees
Ranges/GunfireThis state recreation area has no shooting ranges or gunfire.Noneprohibited, but firing range adjacent (to the south)
HazardsThis riding area has few hazards.Few(hazards not marked)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis riding area has almost all beginner terrain.All
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis riding area has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis riding area has no expert terrain.None
Commenteasy terrain - novice

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenYear-RoundCA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted from 9/1 to 6/30
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo RestrictionNot Recommended
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding hours 8am to sunset
Cross CountryPermitted
AlcoholSome AreasCA open container laws
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsProhibitedPermitted at the Oroville Clay Pit Rifle Range (530) 538-2236.
Emergency / Law EnforcementNone
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that you have medical insurance and carry motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before taking your vehicle to any of the locations depicted here.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Oroville Hospital (530) 533-8500
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Jiffy Food Stores (530) 534-5015
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Valero Gas Station (530) 533-3560
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (NE)River One RV Park (530) 533-8679
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (NE)River One RV Park (530) 533-8679
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (NE)River One RV Park (530) 533-8679
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (S)Oroville Wildlife Area Campground (530) 538-2236
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)JIffy Food Stores (530) 534-5015
Swimming Swim Area5-20 Miles (NE)North Forebay Swimming Beach (530) 538-2219
Body of Water Water Body5-20 Miles (E)Lake Oroville Recreation
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (E)Lake Oroville Recreation

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoClay Pit SVRA
400 Glen Drive
Oroville, CA 95966-9222
(530) 538-2212
(530) 538-2200
www.parks.ca.gov
Contact InfoCalifornia State Parks OHMVR Division
1725 23rd Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 324-4442
ohvinfo@parks.ca.gov
www.ohv.parks.ca.gov

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RECENT COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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Plenty of open space to teach a beginner.

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A trail at Clay Pit SVRA Riding Area

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Scenic view of Clay Pit SVRA Riding Area

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Clay Pit SVRA Riding Area

The park is only open for day use only.

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Scenery at Clay Pit SVRA Riding Area

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Scenery from Clay Pit SVRA Riding Area

The only "real" hazard.

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Terrain example at Clay Pit SVRA Riding Area

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OHV at Clay Pit SVRA Riding Area

One of the few pop-up jumps in the area.

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Example of terrain at Clay Pit SVRA Riding Area

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OHV at Clay Pit SVRA Riding Area

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