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January 06, 2016
Whiskeytown Artist in Residence Program 2016 - Call for Plein Air Artists
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Friends of Whiskeytown, is pleased to announce the 14th year of hosting an Artist-in-Residence program. The park is seeking established professional Plein Air artists with a history of exhibiting work to apply for this year’s residencies. The 2016 program theme is to paint scenes of people either enjoying or working at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. This would include visitors enjoying the beach or hiking to one of the park’s waterfalls to park rangers and maintenance workers conducting their daily work. The theme is a suggestion and not a requirement to participate in this year’s program.

January 05, 2016
Breathe the Fresh Air of Whiskeytown
In 2010, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area adopted a smoke-free policy for its four designated swimming beaches. This was well-received by the public and has been successfully implemented. After much consideration and public discussion, Whiskeytown is now proud to become the first smoke-free unit of the National Park Service. Beginning January 1, 2016, smoking of all tobacco products and electronic-cigarettes (also known as “e-cigarettes”) is allowed only in designated areas.

January 05, 2016
Whiskeytown Passes Available Online at
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area announces a new and convenient way to pay recreation fees by using the website As a designated US Fee Area, Whiskeytown requires a seven-day permit, annual or lifetime pass to cover recreation fees. Until now, visitors entering the park could only purchase passes at the visitor center between 10 am and 4 pm or they could use self-pay stations found at various locations. Now the $10 seven-day permits, $40 annual passes and $1 gold panning permits can be purchased online at any time.

September 05, 2015
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid In a Park Initiative
Whiskeytown, CA – Whiskeytown National Recreation Area 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. Starting September 1, 4th grade students can now go to to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national park sites.

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