Trees and Shrubs
Whiskeytown is home to a variety of tree species that can be found at different elevations in the park. Low elevation forests are generally dominated by oak species and knobcone and grey pines. In the park's middle to high elevation forests, Douglas fir, ponderosa pine, and sugar pine become more common. White and red firs are often encountered in the park's highest elevation forests.
Download the Common Trees of Whiskeytown brochure to learn more (pdf, 262K).
Shrubs are a dominant feature around Whiskeytown Lake. Visitors to the park are certain to encounter manzanita, toyon, and poison oak in the low elevation chaparral. Other shrubs such as ceanothus, yerba santa, and redbud are also commonly found blooming along the roads in the park.
Whiskeytown's high elevation shrublands (or montane chaparral) contain a wide variety of shrubs that may be less familiar to visitors. These areas boast greenleaf and pinemat manzanita, huckleberry oak, and bush chinquapin.
To learn more, download the Whiskeytown Shrub brochure (pdf, 243K).
Did You Know?
Whiskeytown is home to four nesting pairs of Bald Eagles.