Clay Pit SVRA
November 27, 2018: Clay Pit State Vehicular Recreation Area is now open. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the recent closure due to the Camp Fire.
Our hearts go out to all those affected by the wildfires. Thank you to all of the firefighters, law enforcement and first responders, including California State Park’s Rangers, Lifeguards and staff members, for their help. For the latest fire conditions and evacuations, please visit CAL FIRE: www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents.
Welcome to Clay Pit State Vehicular Recreation Area!
Clay Pit SVRA is located two miles west of the town of Oroville. This 220-acre SVRA provides a fenced open riding area for motorcycle, ATV, and 4x4 recreationists. Clay Pit, a large shallow depression (pit) ringed with low hills, was formed when clay was mined and used in the construction of the Oroville Dam.
Summer weather is usually hot and dry with temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to the low-100s. Fall days are typically mild and warm while nights tend to be cool. Temperatures during the winter months range from the low-30s to mid-to-high 50s. Spring weather is variable with temperatures normally in the high 60s to 70s.
Facilities available at the park include shade ramadas, picnic tables, and a vault toilet.