Explore Butte County
Explore Butte County is a 501c6 non-profit organization formed in 2015 to be the owners' association for the Butte County Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID). It is considered the destination marketing and management organization for Butte County tourism. The Butte County TBID is an assessment district formed pursuant to the Property and Business Improvement Law of 1994, it was also formed in November of 2015 and includes the communities of Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Oroville, Paradise and the unincorporated area of Butte County. The annual assessment rate is two percent (2%) of gross short-term room rental revenue. Utilizing the assessment funds collected, Explore Butte County strategically markets the county with the goal of increasing overnight stays.
Explore Butte County inspires people to visit Butte County, creates tourism opportunities that contribute to economic vitality, and builds community through partnerships.
Explore Butte County is the heart and champion of growing and sustaining a flourishing and diverse tourism economy making Butte County THE must-visit destination in the Northstate.
Authenticity | We stay true to our region’s communities, cultures, and traditions
Innovation | We work on innovative solutions for tomorrow’s challenges
Exploration | We encourage all to responsibly explore our destination
Stewardship | We respect our natural resources and work to ensure they are maintained for all to enjoy
Equity | We recognize a variety of abilities and want to create opportunities for all
Inclusion | We deliberately engage with a variety of people and perspectives
Fun | We love where we live and work and want everyone to feel the same
Board of Directors
Explore Butte County is governed by a dedicated board of directors representing the lodging community across all participating jurisdictions in the county.
These tourism studies have helped shape the direction of Explore Butte County’s strategic planning.
Butte County Tourism Strategy & Implementation Plan - Oct. 2013 (PDF)
Oroville Tourism Marketing Coordination & Implementation Plan - Oct. 2007 (PDF)
Outdoor Recreation, Tourism Growth and Impact Analysis - Mar. 2007 (PDF)