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Visiting North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve

North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve is open to the public year round, dawn to dusk, for self-guided visits. Staff will be onsite Saturdays and Sundays during March and April.

  • Potable water and trash receptacles are not available at the site. Please be prepared to pack out your own trash.
  • Dogs on lease are allowed.
  • Collecting and removing plants or animals is not permitted.
  • Park only at safe pullouts on Cherokee Road when the CDFW parking lot is full
  • Dress for the weather. Hats, sunscreen, snacks, water, and sturdy closed-toe footwear are recommended.

Restroom Facilities

Portable restrooms are provided in the parking area during wildflower season only.


From Hwy 70 in Oroville, exit at Grand Ave (Exit 48). Go East on Grand Ave for 1 mile. Left on Table Mountain Blvd for a tenth of a mile. Right on Cherokee Road 6.3 miles north to the reserve. Official access is through a small parking lot on the west side of Cherokee Road.

Special Restrictions and Advisories

  • Please do not approach the cattle closer than 300 feet.
  • Removal of mineral, archaeological, or natural resources in any form is prohibited except as provided in CCR Title 14, §650
  • Removal or disturbance of any form of plant or animal life is prohibited except as provided in CCR Title 14, §650
  • No collecting is allowed except as provided in CCR Title 14, §650.
  • Camping is not allowed.
  • Fires of any kind are not allowed including fireworks, or other explosive or incendiary devices.
  • Dogs on the reserve must be retained on a leash of less than 10 feet.
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited except on designated access roads and parking areas.
  • Any refuse resulting from a person's use of an area must be removed from the area by that person.
  • Horses and bicycles are prohibited from entering the reserve.


If you have further questions email Region 2 Interpretive Services or call: (916) 358-2869.

purple owl's clover

hills with wildflowers

bitteroot flowers

For More Information

  • Wildflowers of Table Mountain: a Naturalist's Guide by Albin Bills and Samantha Mackey, 2011 - available from Chico State Herbarium