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Bidwell Park

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Address: 965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
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The swimming hole

We lived in Chico for a year and a half 2009 to 2011 then my son passed away. He loved to drive down to Bidwell Park and travel the paths. There were always lots of people to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alaskangal77
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Chico, California
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Chico, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We lived in Chico for a year and a half 2009 to 2011 then my son passed away. He loved to drive down to Bidwell Park and travel the paths. There were always lots of people to watch and talk to. The river was damed up so there was a big free swimming hole and plenty of people to swim.... More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bidwell Park is Chico's crown jewel. Walking trails, bike and jogging paths and acres of natural beauty with a beautiful creek running through it!

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was charming and relaxing, pet friendly environment.. Highly recommended to everyone to visit! Amazing and beautiful as well.

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Chico, California
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42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really beautiful course with 1 quirky hole that tests patience more than skill. Having said that the course is well maintained with fair quality greens. Very friendly service at the pro shop. So so service in the restaurant/pub. Good value and again worth the cost just for the natural scenery - creek, deer, geese, ...

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Marysville, Washington
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wished we had had more time to explore this huge expanse of public space. Besides walking trails, there is access to horse trails, a golf course, a fishing pond, creek, swimming and probably more.

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Thank Lyndy468
chico,ca
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Without the park, Chico would be a sleepy little college town. Lower park has a road going thru it that is open every day at 11. befoe 11, you can enjoy the road without traffic. there are also running trails. Then you should visit upper park with lots of trails and swimming holes.

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Thank giantfan25
Chico, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My back yard is the park love spending time there. Great place to take a walk have a picnic read a book take a nap

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Thank terry p
Chico, CA
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We moved to Chico in 2002. Not a week goes by that we do not use the park for recreation. Oftentimes we are there daily. In the hot summer, Bidwell Park provides shade throughout the day for walking, running, and biking. Many picnics are had here daily. The Sycamore Pool at One Mile provides swimming, while anywhere along the creek... More 

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Thank TuxedoChico
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A place will give you the opportunity to reconsider the value of nature, went there with my family and two children's.

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Malin, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Good trails for walking, riding horses walking dogs, etc. I liked the bridge over the creek. We saw people jogging, watching wildlife, going to the golf course, and having picnics.

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