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


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March 26, 2014
Take the Waterfall Challenge during Whiskeytown's Waterfall Week
This year the National Park Service invites visitors to “Go Wild for Waterfalls” and take the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge during National Park Week Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 27. This year the National Park Service has selected the theme “National Park Week: Go Wild,” and the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge is one of the many wild adventures you can have at national park sites across the country. A great way to begin the Waterfall Challenge is to join a park ranger for a free ranger-led hike to one of the park’s four major waterfalls. During Waterfall Week, hikes will be offered daily to Whiskeytown, Brandy Creek or Boulder Creek Falls at 9:00 a.m. and daily to Crystal Creek Falls which was recently redesigned to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Standards at 2 p.m. For the complete schedule and to make the required reservations, call the visitor center at (530) 246-1225. In celebration of “National Park Week: Go Wild!” Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20, will be a fee-free period for Whiskeytown and the 400 other national parks. From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes to vibrant culture and rich history, our National Park system has something for everyone.

March 19, 2014
30 Day Public Review of National Park Service Environmental Assessment for the Princess Ditch Trail Construction
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (NRA) park officials today announced the release of the Princess Ditch Trail Construction Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review. To assist the National Park Service with this project, the public is invited to provide comments during the review period, running from March 19, 2014 to April 18, 2014. The Environmental Assessment may also be downloaded and comments posted directly to the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/PrincessDitchTrailConstructionEA. Copies of the document are available for viewing at Park Headquarters, the Park Visitor Center, and the Redding branch of Shasta Public Libraries.

March 10, 2014
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is Recruiting Volunteers for 2014
Is Whiskeytown one of your favorite places to spend your free time? Do you enjoy helping others, sharing knowledge, learning new things, and developing new friendships? Would you like a chance to serve your community, support your park, and have fun at the same time? If so, we are offering you an opportunity to join Whiskeytown’s dedicated team of “Volunteers-in-Parks.”

February 26, 2014
Whiskeytown Campgrounds to open on March 1, 2014
All primitive campgrounds at Whiskeytown National Recreation will open on March 1, 2014. The park’s group campground at Dry Creek will open on May 1. “We are excited to open all backcountry sites as well as the group campground at Dry Creek for the season,” stated acting park superintendent Tom Garcia. “Many of the sites contain new amenities that will enhance the camping experience for park visitors.”

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.