The historic site of Bidwell's Bar and the town of Bidwell is located southeast of Chico, CA and east of Oroville. CA. The site is now under the waters of Lake Oroville. On the map below, highway 162 parallels the east side of Lake Oroville. The "New Bidwell Bridge" crosses over an arm of the lake extending to the east. The historic site of the town of Bidwell was located about one mile west of the of the "New Bidwell Bridge", near the shore of the lake. A view of this area is shown on the Bidwell Today page.