• View of Whiskeytown lake and South Fork Mtn. from Shasta Bally Mtn.


    National Recreation Area California


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?

Did You Know?

Shasta Bally is the highest point in Whiskeytown at 6199 feet. Snow can usually still be seen through June.