Clay Pit State Vehicular Recreation Area

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Clay Pit State Vehicular Recreation Area


(916) 985-1094

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This Off-Highway Vehicle area provides good beginner terrain for OHV enthusiasts. The clay used to build Lake Oroville was taken from the Feather River Valley, three miles west of Oroville. The resulting depression, a large shallow pit ringed with low hills, is the site of this recreation area. It is a motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, and dune buggy use area. There is also a rifle range.

Map of Clay Pit State Vehicular Rec. Area (CA)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.485032, -121.615133



  • Off Highway Vehicles

    Clay Pit State Vehicular Recreation Area (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 4WD 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.

    Facilities available at the park include shade ramadas, picnic tables and a vault toilet.


The weather can be changeable in the fairly interior, Continental climate; layered clothing is recommended

Park Partners

California State Parks Foundation

The California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) was founded in 1969 by William Penn Mott, Jr., former director of both California's Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service. With their 120,000 members, CSPF is the only statewide independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California's magnificent state parks. Since 1969, CSPF has raised more than $170 million to benefit state parks. CSPF is committed to improving the quality of life for all Californians by expanding access to the natural beauty, rich culture and history, and recreational and educational opportunities offered by California's 278 state parks--the largest state park system in the United States.

(415) 262-4400



From Highway 70, west on Oroville Dam Boulevard (Highway 162), two miles south on Larkin Road, to entrance.


The closest major airport to Clay Pit State Vehicular Recreation Area is Sacramento International Airport, approximately 12 miles away; from there, car rental firms ranging from Advantage to National are available.

Public Transportation

Alongside Sacramento Regional Transit, there is also the Rancho CordoVan Shuttle Service for the immediate Rancho Cordova community; for further information on fares and scheduling, call 916-556-0257.

Phone Numbers


(916) 985-1094