As with a lot of small town names in California, Oregon City is not a city at all. It is however, worthy of historic interest.
Oregon City is a rural locale on the back roads of Butte County, California – about 5 miles uphill from the Oroville Dam. A tiny, historic camp, located in the North Sierra foothills between Oroville and Cherokee.
One of the first mining camps in the county, it was established in the autumn of 1848 by a party of Oregonians, who came to California over the Applegate and Lassen trails.
- Bloomingdale Mine
- Rock River Mine
- Buffalo Mine
Two historic sites, open to the public:
- A little covered bridge (painted red)
- A wooden one-room schoolhouse (now museum)
Gravel road access w/ paved, narrow and curvy Cherokee Road being pretty much the only way in. Or hiking up Potter’s Ravine, from Lake Oroville.
Minimal residence, maximum oaks.
Oregon City was formerly known as Bloomingdale and Hengy.
North of Oroville, CA
North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve
Wildflowers bloom in Spring
Waterfalls of Table Mountain:
- Hollow Falls
- Ravine Falls
- Phantom Falls
- Little Phantom Falls
nearby towns –
- Cherokee, CA
- Lake Concow
- Oroville, CA
- Thermalito, CA
- Yankee Hill, CA