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- Big Chico Creek running through Upper Bidwell Park. Photo courtesy of Jeanette Alosi
- Chico Creek Nature Center
- One-Mile in Lower Bidwell Park is the go-to place to cool down on a hot summer afternoon.
- Cyclists ride through Lower Bidwell Park in the spring. Photo courtesy of Anthony Dunn Photography
Bidwell Park/Nature Center
1968 East 8th Street
Whether you hike through Upper Park, walk through Lower Park, or swim at One-Mile or one of its many swimming holes, Bidwell Park has it all. The 3,618-acre municipal park encompasses both sides of Big Chico Creek Canyon for a full five miles up into the foothills, making it a unique and spectacular feature of Chico. The Chico Creek Nature Center offers educational programs and information on nature and preserving the park.