About Berry Creek, California
For the place formerly called Berry Creek, see Virginia Mills, California.Berry Creek (formerly, Berry Valley) is a census-designated place about 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Oroville, California in hilly terrain at 1,995 feet (608 m) above mean sea level. The community is located along Oroville-Quincy Highway on the shore of Madrone Lake. The US Geological Survey shows coordinates of 39°38?43?N 121°24?12?W? / ?39.64528°N 121.40333°W? / 39.64528; -121.40333 for the town. The community is home to Berry Creek Elementary School (K-8). Berry Creek is inside Area code 530 and wired phone numbers follow the format (530) 589-xxxx. The community's ZIP code is 95916, and is shared with the community of Brush Creek (which is about four miles or six kilometers east on Oroville-Quincy Highway). The population was 1,424 at the 2010 census.There is a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection fire station at an area called Harts Mill just south of the community. This is a historic name for a community once located at 39°37?25?N 121°26?08?W? / ?39.62361°N 121.43556°W? / 39.62361; -121.43556. Harts Mill was probably a mining community named for a stamp mill. The USGS lists a variant name of Virginia Mill for the area.