November 20, 2014
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Shasta State Historic Park Partner for the Annual Old Time Holiday Celebration
The National Park Service and California State Parks are gearing up for their annual “Old Time Holiday” celebration on Saturday, December 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Follow in the footsteps of miners who in 1849, after preparing a holiday meal in Shasta, traveled to Whiskeytown to share their food and cheer! The events will take place at Shasta State Historic Park and the Tower House Historic District in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, both located along Highway 299 west of Redding, California.
November 03, 2014
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and Lassen Volcanic National Park Propose Fee Increases
Lassen Volcanic National Park and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (NRA) will hold a public meeting on November 6 in the Community Room at the Redding Library from 6:00 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. to discuss possible fee increases in 2015. The National Park Service is looking for public comment and feedback regarding the proposed increases. The current park entrance fees have been in place at Lassen Volcanic since 1998 and at Whiskeytown since 1997.
October 15, 2014
Fire Use and Prevention Restrictions Rescinded at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Due to the recent moderation of local wildland fire conditions, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is rescinding the fire restrictions enacted at the park on June 19, 2014. Recent rains and the transition to cooler and less volatile fall wildland fire conditions have prompted park Fire Management staff to remove the precautionary measures. Despite the removal of these restrictions, visitors are encouraged to continue to use caution and know park fire use rules and regulations.
October 09, 2014
Fall Prescribed Burning at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is planning to begin seasonal prescribed burning activities within the next several weeks. Rain events in late September helped to provide desirable conditions for the safe and effective use of prescribed fire at cooler and higher elevation locations within the park. Based on these conditions, fire crews plan to conduct underburning at the Brandy Creek and Coggins project areas. As the weather becomes cooler and wetter, additional lower elevation project sites and park-wide pile burning will be planned and implemented as conditions allow.
September 01, 2014
21st Annual Pick-Up Lake Litter Day at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, the Friends of Whiskeytown, and Forever Resorts are collaborating with local businesses and supporters to help clean up litter around Whiskeytown Lake on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Over the last twenty years, volunteers have helped to clear thousands of pounds of litter from the waters and shoreline of the lake. Whiskeytown’s Pick-up Lake Litter event runs concurrently with National Public Lands Day, which is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands that Americans enjoy. National Public Lands Day is designated a fee-free day for visitors to all National Park Service units, including Whiskeytown.
July 18, 2014
Tourism to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area creates $31,712,300 in Economic Benefit
Whiskeytown, California – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 776,025 visitors to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in 2013 spent nearly $32 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 405 jobs in the local area.