Please note: Due to ongoing public health and safety concerns, the California Department of Water Resources has decided to temporarily close its visitors centers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Please check back here for updated information.
We invite the public to tour sites along the State Water Project and learn more about California's water at Lake Oroville (Butte County in Northern California), San Luis Reservoir (Merced County in Central California), and Pyramid Lake (Los Angeles County in Southern California). Each center is staffed by knowledgeable guides and offers exhibits and videos that highlight California’s world-renowned water delivery system and the importance of water in our lives. Free guided tours for school and community groups are available by reservation, and a free teacher’s guide and student passports are available upon request for field trips.
Hours & Parking
- The centers are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except major holidays.
- Parking and admission are free.
- Lake Oroville Visitors Center (atop Kelly Ridge, overlooking Lake Oroville and dam)
917 Kelly Ridge Road
Oroville, CA 95966
- Romero Overlook Visitors Center (overlooking San Luis Reservoir)
- Vista Del Lago Visitors Center (overlooking Pyramid Lake)
38500 Vista Del Lago Road
Gorman, CA 93243
East Bay Regional Parks & California State Parks Visitors Centers
You can visit 3 additional visitor centers, operated by East Bay Regional Parks or California State Parks, at other locations along the State Water Project:
- Rocky Ridge Visitor Center, Lake Del Valle
- Silverwood Lake Visitor Center, Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area
- Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum, Lake Perris State Recreation Area