About Us

Our Story

In 2017, four cooperating recreation groups banded together, tentatively at first, in an attempt to unify outdoor education and recreational activities at the Forebay Aquatic Center. The Butte Sailing Club, Table Mountain Rowing Club, Chico State Rowing Club, and Outdoor Education for All! became the Feather River Center (FRC), a new voice for education, recreation, competitive water sports, boating and water safety, and tourism for Oroville.

We are a State of California Registered Charitable Trust and possess IRS 501c3 tax-exempt status.

Help us fulfill Oroville's and Butte County's dreams of creating a comprehensive education, recreation, boating and water safety, competitive water sports and tourism venue and bring economic development and more opportunity to our area!

You can help us grow our programming and presence by making a contribution.

We are enriching the Forebay experience to include:

  • A new Boating Instruction and Safety Center/Aquatic Center

This will be the premier education, recreation, and meeting and conference center in Butte County and beyond. 

  • South Forebay Community Sailing Center

The South Forebay has better wind and a better shape for sailing; new infrastructure will open the South Forebay up to regional tourism and sailing experiences.

  • An 8-lane, 2K Rowing Regatta Sprint Course

This is a very environmentally-sensitive project designed to create a place for rowing races and to entice an international rowing team to practice here for the 2028 LA Olympics, as well as US Rowing-sanctioned events on collegiate and Master's levels.


The Forebay Aquatic Center is a direct subsidiary of the Feather River Center. You can learn more about the Forebay Aquatic Center on their website.