Whiskeytown Is More Than A Beautiful Lake

Whiskeytown Lake’s beautiful sapphire-blue waters, surrounded by mountain peaks, are perhaps the most prominent feature of the park.  However, water-based recreation is only a small part of what the park has to offer. The 39,000 acres surrounding the lake hold four waterfalls, pristine mountain creeks, 70 miles of trails, and opportunities to explore the history of the California Gold Rush.


Every Kid in the Park

Every Kid in a Park

Whiskeytown NRA invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House's new Every Kid in a Park Program.

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Mountain bikers and a hiker enjoying the Kanaka Peak Trail

Hit The Park’s Trails For A Backcountry Adventure

Visitors can explore more than 70 miles of trails featuring a variety of beautiful scenery, terrain, and difficulty levels.

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Take the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge!

To the Falls!

Deep in the forests of the park, Whiskeytown’s four spectacular waterfalls await your exploration. Crystal Creek Falls is ADA Accessible.

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Park Newspaper

2015 Park Newspaper Available

The 2015 edition of the Whiskeytown Nugget is now available online.

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Spring bloom of native wildflowers in one of the park's many meadows.

Discover Whiskeytown’s Biodiversity

Take a virtual tour of Whiskeytown’s incredible biodiversity and see some of the unique species and areas that await your discovery!

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