• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail


    National Recreation Area California

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  • Brandy Creek Road Closed Oct 1 - Oct 2, 2014

    Whiskeytown staff is working towards improving Brandy Creek road for better access to popular visited areas. Brandy Creek Road will be closed first thing Wednesday morning Oct 1st and remain closed through the second for graveling.


Pacific Giant Salamander swimming in a creek
Pacific giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus)
Whiskeytown's many perennial creeks and shaded mid to high elevation forests support a diverse group of amphibian species. The park is home to six frog and toad, three salamander, two ensatina, and one newt species. Of these, two species (foothill yellow-legged frogs and tailed frogs) are federal species of concern, and one species (bullfrog) is a highly destructive non-native invader.

Download Whiskeytown's amphibian and reptile list (pdf, 48K).

Did You Know?

Glory Hole

The Glory Hole was named after the beautiful Morning Glory flower.