Site Closure Information
Thermalito Union Elementary School District: Beginning Monday, September 14 students are asked to log into their classroom environment at the usual time and reconnect with teachers, staff and other students. Students who may not be able to access their classrooms are advised to do their best to connect and complete assignments, but do not add this to their already heightened stress level. Please contact your teacher or site administrator if you have any questions, concerns or need other support. Meals will be distributed from Nelson Avenue Middle School and Plumas Avenue Elementary School on Tuesday and Thursday next week from 11:15am – 1:15pm. Online: https://www.thermalito.org/
Oroville Union High School District (OUHSD) (Reopened) :All schools in the OUHSD will be open as of September 14th. Online: https://www.ouhsd.org/
Oroville City Elementary School District (Reopened): All OCESD schools are back in session starting September 14th for distance learning. If a student cannot attend due to the fire, parents and guardians are asked to notify the school as it will be an excused absence. Food services have been suspended until the kitchens can be safely reopened. Online: https://www.ocesd.org/
Forest lifts August Complex and Ranch fire area closure
Willows, Calif. — Nov. 30, 2020 — Acting Forest Supervisor Lauren Johnson has issued Forest Order No. 08-20-15 for the August Complex and Ranch fires which opens the burned areas except for some campgrounds and trails. The new order is effective December 1, 2020 until November 1, 2021. Forest Order 08-20-15, including the order, map and list of closed trails and facilities is posted on the forest website: https://bit.ly/3gO0Ug1
Parts of Lake Oroville State Recreation Area Remain Closed – California Department of Parks and Recreation: Public access for boating and other day-use recreation at the Lake Oroville State Recreation Area will not be available due to public safety concerns and ongoing firefighting efforts. Exceptions will only be made for houseboat owners at Lime Saddle and Bidwell Canyon Marinas beginning this Friday, September 18 at 8 a.m. to allow them to inspect their boats. Houseboat owners will need to follow the following guidelines:
Restrictions at Lime Saddle and Bidwell Canyon Marinas
-Entry to Lime Saddle Marina and Bidwell Canyon Marina will only be allowed for current marina mooring customers, starting Friday, September 18 at 8 a.m.
-Shuttle services will be provided from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to allow houseboat customers only to attend to immediate needs. Overnight stays are NOT allowed at this time. All customers must exit the marina and park by 5 p.m. until further notice.
-Proof of customer registration will be required to enter the park unit.
-All day-use areas, campgrounds and public boat launch ramps will remain closed until further notice.
-All vessel travel on all areas of the lake is prohibited at this time. All boats shall remain moored within the marinas.
-Store, fuel and pump out services are available during the operation hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (winter schedule).
-Vessel washing will not be allowed near marina dock.
North Forebay, South Forebay and Clay Pit State Vehicle Recreation Area (SVRA) are open for recreation, which includes day-use, swimming and paddle boarding at North and South Forebays, and off-highway vehicle use at Clay Pit SVRA. The Diversion Pool, including car-top boat launch and access to the Brad Freeman Trail, is also open to the public. All of Lake Oroville SRA is still within the wildfire evacuation warning areas. Given the rapidly changing conditions, portions of the SRA may be closed at a moment’s notice when deemed necessary. As such, the public is advised to plan ahead to find out if the SRA is open and if any new restrictions are in place by visiting parks.ca.gov/LakeOroville.
To see the full press release, please visit: https://www.parks.ca.gov/NewsRelease/974
USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region- Forest Closures:Due to continuing unprecedented and historic fire conditions throughout the state, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announced an extension of a temporary closure of all eighteen National Forests in California, including the Plumas National Forest. The extension will be effective through 12pm on September 21st. Online: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/plumas/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD805566
Berry Creek Mail
All Berry Creek mail is being held at the Ophir Post Office, located at 2359 Myers Street Ste D, in Oroville.
Oroville Post Office (Reopened): All Oroville mail that was being held in Yuba City has been delivered to the Oroville Post Office and all mail delivery has resumed as of Tuesday, September 15th. For the most up-to-date information about post office closures, please visit http://bit.ly/USPSalerts
Butte County Library- Oroville Branch (Reopened):The Butte County Library Oroville Branch is now open as of September 15th. Online: https://www.facebook.com/ButteCountyLibrary/posts/10161702767214988