Visitors Centers

The visitors center at Lake Oroville.

The Romero Overlook Visitors Center is at San Luis Reservoir, one of the nation's largest reservoirs. DWR/2017.

Update June 20, 2024: Vista del Lago Visitors Center in Los Angeles County will remain closed through upcoming weekend until further notice, due to nearby fires and firefighting operations

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

  • Lake Oroville Visitors Center: 7 days a week, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Romero Overlook Visitors Center: 7 days a week, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Vista del Lago Visitors Center: 7 days a week, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                      Parking and admission are free


                 917 Kelly Ridge Road

                 Oroville, CA  95966



                 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:

How to Contact Us

 Lake Oroville Visitor Center

(530) 538-2219


Romero Overlook Visitor Center

(209) 827-5353


Vista del Lago Visitor Center

(661) 944-8740

For additional information on visiting Pyramid Lake, contact Rocky Mountain Recreation.

For information on launches and rentals, call the Main Entrance Kiosk at 661-777-2242.