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Bidwell Park

#1 of 28 things to do in Chico Features Animals
965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
+1 530-896-7800
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Awesome at its best!

Spent the day at 5 mile floating and playing in the creek. It was so beautiful and relaxing. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
DebMey11
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Clayton, Missouri
via mobile
An outdoor Adventure right at your doorstep

Bidwell park can be divided into two categories, upper and lower park. The canopy covered paths and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
E694ZGalisonc
,
Clovis, United States
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“chico creek” (28 reviews)
“robin hood” (27 reviews)
“swimming pool” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
965 Fir St, Chico, CA 95928-6301
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+1 530-896-7800
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent the day at 5 mile floating and playing in the creek. It was so beautiful and relaxing. The park is incredible. 1 mile is my favorite but it was crowded so we headed up to 5 mile ❤️

Thank DebMey11
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bidwell park can be divided into two categories, upper and lower park. The canopy covered paths and trails of Lower park meander along Big Chico Creek and are utilized by runners, dog-walkers, bikers, families and commuters. Upper park, my personal favorite is home to a...More

Thank E694ZGalisonc
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place doesnt look like much from the road, but, get inside, park and walk the 100 feet to the river on the far side. Beautiful foliage, water, PEACE and QUIET. You can easily spend the day thre. And the pool ? what...150 feet across...More

Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had hoped the security issues would have improved since my last visit; sadly, this is not the case. Homeless camps along the creek and under the brush in the park have made this a dangerous place to visit, even during the day. Drugs are...More

Thank sierra8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Bidwell back in the late 1980's. There seemed to be a few new additions including a nature center focused on school aged kids. The walking/running, biking and horse trails are well maintained. It was a pleasure to ride bikes thru this...More

Thank gdr23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I take my two dogs off leash several times a week to upper park where they can go swimming in the creek. I also go bike riding through lower park and go walking with a friend while enjoying the shady tree lined paths. It's very...More

Thank mcmurja
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not only is the park & its history spectacular but the history of the Bidwell's is also amazing! Just the thought of someone back in those days thinking of preserving this land for Bidwell Park. A MUST walk thru the park and hike in Upper...More

Thank garyneel
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was Sherwood Forest for the Errol Flynn movie version of Robin Hood. It is a beautiful oak setting, and it has a magical, old forest quality about it. Little Chico Creek runs through the park, and the oaks are old and majestic. The park...More

Thank Rick F
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We always take time to relax in Bidwell Park when in Chico, it is so grounding. The original Errol Flynn Robin Hood was filmed in and around this park. Very surprised by three river otters making their way up at 5 mile (as in I...More

Thank Graham94549
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is the favorite place to Walk, Stroll, Run, and enjoy the beautiful nature. ,Some of the huge trees are very huge and old. It is cool and comfortable when it is hot in the rest of town. It has a very interesting history, having...More

Thank SFDIZE
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