• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

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  • WHISKEYTOWN ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CAMPSITE, ROAD AND TRAIL CLOSURES

    Beginning June 2, 2014 and continuing through approximately July 18, portions of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will close to provide for the safety of visitors as the park implements the Boulder Creek Forest Restoration project. More »

Fish

Brook trout swimming in a creek
Brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
NPS PHOTO
Whiskeytown Lake and its tributaries support both native and non-native species of fish. Two federally Threatened anadromous fish species, spring-run chinook salmon and Central Valley (Evolutionary Significant Unit) steelhead trout, spawn in portions of lower Clear Creek below Whiskeytown Dam. These species are closely monitored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.



In order to maintain recreational opportunities, the California Department of Fish and Game regularly stocks rainbow trout and brook trout in the lake and some perennial streams during the spring and summer months. Historically, brown trout and kokanee salmon were also stocked in the lake and can still be found there today.



Download Whiskeytown's fish list (pdf, 41K).

Did You Know?

Shasta Bally

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