Feather Falls (formerly, Mooretown, Moresville and Feather River) is a rural unincorporated community in Butte County, California north and east of Lake Oroville. It lies at an elevation of 2982 feet. It is home to Feather Falls Elementary School, a K-8 facility. It takes its name from nearby Feather Falls, the sixth highest waterfall in the United States. There are large forested areas with not many towns on maps of the area. This part of the county is partly inside of Plumas National Forest. Three other small communities are about five miles (8 km) distant in different directions. Camp Eighteen lies 4.9 miles (7.9 km) distant at 61 degrees off true North, straight-line distance. Clipper Mills is about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) at 128 degrees off true North. Forbestown is roughly 5.3 miles (8.5 km) at 188 degrees off true North. The US Geological Survey defines it as a populated place with a feature ID of 1656010. The community is 2,980 feet (910 m) above mean sea level. The area is inside area code 530. The community's ZIP code is 95940, which is shared with part of Oroville.