Berry Creek is an unincorporated community about 12 miles northeast of Oroville, California in hilly terrain at 2,050 feet above mean sea level. The community is located along Oroville-Quincy Highway on the shore of Madrone Lake. The US Geological Survey shows NAD27 coordinates of 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 east on Oroville-Quincy Highway).
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 . Harts Mill was probably a mining community named for a stamp mill. The USGS lists a variant name of Virginia Mill for the area.
The Tyme Maidu community of the Maidu nation has a similar-sounding community called Berry Creek Rancheria about 4.25 straight-line miles southeast on a bearing of 109 degrees off true North. The community is located along Bean Creek Road. The latitude and longitude for the Rancheria are Oroville location.on the Forbestown, California, 1994, 7.5-minute quadrangle. The tribal government gets mail at an