Highway 32
West of Orland
Shoreline is 40 miles plus surrounding Park
• Good Fishing (catfish, bass, other warm water fish)
• Good Swimming
• Tubing, skiing, wakeboarding

Black Butte Lake is an artificial lake located in Tehama County and Glenn County, California. The lake was formed from Stony Creek in 1963 upon the completion of Black Butte Dam by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dam is located approximately 9 miles (14.5 km) west of Orland. At full pool, the lake is 7 miles (11.3 km) long and has a shoreline of 40 miles (64.4 km) and a surface area of 4,460 acres (18 km2). The dam and lake were constructed for flood protection for local towns and agricultural lands.

The black rock that you may have seen in this location is the same Lovejoy basalt that Table Mountain is comprised of (but not necessarily the same flow). That is a rather intense flow of mafic lava from the Miocene!

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