The One-Mile at Bidwell Park, Chico, CA
The swimming area pictured is located in beautiful Bidwell Park. The park was established in 1905 when Annie Bidwell donated approximately 2,500 acres to the City of Chico. Since then the city has purchased more land including Cedar Grove in 1922 and 1,200 acres south of Big Chico Creek in Upper park in 1995. The park is 3,670 acres and one of the largest municipal parks in the U.S.
The Sycamore Pool, at the One-Mile Recreation Area, is built of concrete around Big Chico Creek. It is a popular summer gathering spot. Swimmers should use caution avoiding white water and knowing that water which appears to be shallow and slow-moving may actually be swift and powerful. Lifeguards are on duty only from Memorial Day to Labor Day.