This part of the deed contains the legal description of the property and its boundaries. The rest of the deed, including its terms and conditions, can be seen on another page.

**Note:** This text was transcribed from a scan of a copy of an old document. It may contain errors and its accuracy has not been verified. The scan which was used as the source for this document is currently available online as an appendix to the Bidwell Park Master Management Plan Update in a pdf dpcument (1.4 MB) at the city’s website.

In the Upper Park, parts of the boundary can be seen on the USGS topographic map of the area. It is the line labeled “Chico City Boundary.” It does not include parts of the park that have been added more recently.

…all that tract of land situate in Butte County, California, (and most of the same being part of the Rancho Arroyo Chico) and which is situate in Townships Twenty-two (22) North, Range One (1) East, Twenty-two (22) North, Range Two (2) East and Twenty-three (23) North, Range two (2) East, Mt. D. B. and M., and which is particularly bounded and described as follows to-wit:

Beginning at a stake at the intersection of the North line of Sierra Avenue with the East line of the Cemetery Road, in the City of Chico, Butte County, California, thence by said East line of Cemetery Road North 285.0 feet to a stake, thence generally following the fence along the north side of Big Chico Creek the following 37 courses and distances:

- N. 62°30′ E. 61.0 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 100 ft. a distance of 94.4 ft. to a stake.
- N. 8°25′ E. 49.3 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the right on the arc of a circle with a radius of 150 feet, a distance of 171.7 ft. to a stake.
- N. 74°01′ E. 235.6 ft. to a stake.
- N. 66°30′ E. 298.7 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the right on the arc of a circle with a radius of 637.3 ft. a distance of 584.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 61° E. 123.6 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 300 ft. a distance of 173.2 ft. to a stake.
- N. 85°55′ E. 145.5 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 175.0 ft. a distance of 179.3 ft. to a stake.
- N. 27°12′ E. 658.6 ft. to a stake.
- N. 39°47′ W. 242.4 ft. to a stake.
- N. 61°52′ E. 1745.1 ft. to a stake.
- N. 43°42′ E. 2159.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 44°18′ E. 66.0 ft. to a stake.
- N. 45°35′ E. 1280.0 ft. to a stake.
- N. 77°41′ E. 227.0 ft. to a stake.
- N. 53°13′ E. 664.7 ft. to a stake.
- N. 72°13′ E. 1137.3 ft. to a stake.
- N. 54°00′ E. 2707.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 21°07′ E. 678.0 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 50 ft. a distance of 78.5 ft. to a stake.
- N. 68°53′ E. 117.0 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the right on the arc of a circle with a radius of 100 ft. a distance of 117.1 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 235.0 ft. a distance of 708.2 ft. to a stake.
- N. 36°40′ w. 199.7 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the right on the arc of a circle with a radius of 100 ft. a distance of 73.2 ft. to a stake.
- N. 5°15′ E. 483.9 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the right on the arc of a circle with a radius of 1400 ft. a distance of 490.8 ft. to a stake.
- N. 25°20′ E. 291.6 ft. to a stake.
- N. 38°52′ W. 294.6 ft. to a stake.
- N. 52°40′ E. 763.3 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 300 ft. a distance of 158.9 ft. to a stake.
- N. 20°25′ E. 298.3 ft. to a stake.
- N. 41°55′ E. 127.4 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 50 ft. a distance of 96.7 ft. to a stake.

Thence N. 68°57′ W. crossing Lindo Channel or Sandy Gulch sometimes called, a distance of 2715.2 ft. to a stake.

Thence N. 40°10′ E. 776.6 ft. to a stake.

Thence N. 65°34′ E. 1120.0 ft. to a stake.

Thence N. 86°00′ E. 1180.0 ft. to a stake.

Thence N. 43°45′ E. 5500.0 ft. to a stake, near edge of bluff on the north side of Big Chico Canon.

Thence generally along near said edge of bluff the following ten courses and distances to the 1/4 section line between the north and south half of Section 34, Tp. 23 N., R. 2 E.

- N. 89°36′ E. 950 ft.
- N. 71°26′ E. 700 ft.
- S. 86°08′ E. 1519 ft.
- N. 58°32′ E. 1031 ft.
- S. 86°07′ E. 1054 ft.
- N. 60°27′ E. 1216 ft.
- N. 38°54′ E. 1108 ft.
- N. 47°00′ E. 2940 ft.
- N. 51°08′ E. 2750 ft.
- N. 24°40′ E. 3050 ft.

Thence by aforesaid 1/4 section line East 2000 ft. to the center of Big Chico Creek.

Thence following the center of Big Chico Creek the following 15 courses and distances to a line dividing the North and South half of the S.E. 1/4 Section of Section 9, Tp. 22 N., R. 2 E.

- S. 10°15′ W. 738.5 ft.
- S. 22° W. 750.0 ft.
- S. 41°15′ W. 2045.0 ft.
- S. 15°15′ W. 1155.0 ft.
- S. 23°30′ W. 2508.0 ft.
- S. 0°30′ W. 561.0 ft.
- S. 19°30′ W. 858.0 ft.
- S. 66°30′ W. 1650.0 ft.
- S. 19°00′ W. 792.0 ft.
- S. 27°00′ W. 528.0 ft.
- S. 46°45′ W. 1584.0 ft.
- S. 57°15′ W. 1056.0 ft.
- S. 40°15′ W. 330.0 ft.
- S. 63°00′ W. 422.0 ft.
- S. 80°30′ W. 558.5 ft.

Thence along aforesaid dividing line between the North and South half of the S.E. 1/4 section of Sec. 9 and North and South half of S.E. 1/4 section of Sec. 9, Tp. 22 N., R. 2 E. East 1915 ft. to the edge of bluff along the South side of Big Chico Canon thence following said edge of bluff the following three courses and distances:

- S. 63°30′ W. 4580. ft.
- N. 85°20′ W. 1760. ft.
- S. 75°00′ W. 1400. ft.

Thence N. 15°00′ W. 240 ft. to near the South Bank of Big Chico Creek.

Thence generally following fence near said South Bank of Big Chico Creek, the following 28 courses and distances:

- S. 75°00′ W. 1550 ft. to a stake.
- S. 75°35′ W. 356 ft. to a stake.
- S. 68°48′ W. 580 ft. to a stake.
- N. 89°40′ W. 549 ft. to a stake.
- S. 63°30′ W. 556.4 ft. to a stake.
- S. 38°39′ W. 231.8 ft. to a stake.
- S. 5°43′ E. 504 ft. to a stake.
- S. 66°35′ W. 291.2 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 500 ft. a distance of 490.1 ft. to a stake.
- S. 10°25′ W. 170.2 ft. to a stake.
- S. 41°50′ W. 819.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 63°53′ W. 470.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 55°18′ W. 188.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 24°15′ W. 600.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 32°10′ W. 600.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 38°30′ W. 350.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 25°33′ W. 264.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 17°28′ W. 177.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 0°33′ W. 229.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 15°58′ W. 110.2 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of circle with a radius of 200 ft. a distance of 157.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 29°00′ E. 249.2 ft. to a stake.
- S. 13°35′ W. 290.1 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the right on the arc of a circle with a radius of 75 ft. a distance of 77.9 ft. to a stake.
- S. 45°57′ W. 238.1 ft. to a stake.
- S. 64°34′ W. 83.0 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 125 ft. a distance of 210.2 ft. to a stake.
- S. 31°46′ E. 154.0 ft. to a stake in the dividing line between lands of the Bidwell Estate and those formerly owned by C. Lemm, thence by said dividing line S. 56°04′ W. 1092.0 ft. to a stake; thence S. 70°10′ W. 757.0 ft. to a stake at the East line of the State Forestry Station; Thence along the East and North boundary of the State Forestry the following 10 courses and distances:

- N. 22°05′ W. 127 ft.
- N. 86°38′ W. 800 ft.
- S. 68°35′ W. 240 ft.
- S. 20°20′ W. 150 ft.
- S. 56°10′ W. 150 ft.
- S. 69°55′ W. 180 ft.
- S. 68°30′ W. 150 ft.
- S. 56°26′ W. 600 ft.
- S. 51°06′ W. 242 ft.
- S. 16°36′ E. 20 ft. to a stake. Thence generally following fence along the South side of Big Chico Creek, the following 30 courses and distances:

- N. 78°52′ W. 70.7 ft. to a stake.
- N. 89°15′ W. 201.3 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 400 ft. a distance of 120.1 ft. to a stake.
- S. 73°33′ W. 324.2 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 250 ft. a distance of 135.3 ft. to a stake.
- S. 42°33′ W. 155.7 ft. to a stake.
- S. 35°08′ W. 208.2 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 500 ft. a distance of 158.2 ft. to a stake.
- S. 17°00′ W. 368.2 ft. to a stake.
- S. 7°13′ W. 612.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 22°52′ W. 129.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 29°45′ W. 235.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 38°22′ E. 190.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 51°38′ W. 402.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 59°04′ W. 444.5 ft. to a stake.
- S. 54°53′ W. 301.3 ft. to a stake.
- S. 52°21′ W. 228.3 ft. to a stake.
- S. 44°04′ W. 232.7 ft. to a stake.
- S. 64°10′ W. 392.1 ft. to a stake.
- S. 66°13′ W. 860.1 ft. to a stake.
- S. 70°48′ W. 100.5 ft. to a stake.
- S. 63°24′ W. 1060.7 ft. to a stake.
- S. 77°24′ W. 920.1 ft. to a stake.
- N. 19°38′ W. 65.8 ft. to a stake.
- N. 88°36′ W. 427.2 ft. to a stake.
- N. 76°28′ W. 137.5 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 200 ft. a distance of 141.0 ft. to a stake.
- S. 63°09′ W. 379.9 ft. to a stake.
- Curving to the left on the arc of a circle with a radius of 100 ft. a distance of 105.1 ft. to a stake.
- S. 2°55′ W. 83.0 ft. to a stake in the East line of Orient Street in the City of Chico, thence by said East line of Orient Street, N. 40°06′ W. 25.0 ft. to a stake in the North line of Sierra Avenue.

S. 78°24′ W. 189.8 ft. to the place of beginning, — containing 1902.88 acres, strict measure.

This land is conveyed subject to any right of way owned by the Sierra Lumber Company for the purpose of constructing and maintaining thereon its flume for the conveyance of lumber.

First party reserves for herself, her heirs, assigns, executors and administrators all irrigation ditches taken out of Chico Creek or Lindo Channel, together with the right to maintain and use the same and to convey the waters of said creeks therein.