Schools Are Invited to "Hike for Your Health" on a Ranger-Guided Adventure to Whiskeytown Falls
Contact: Clinton Kane, (530) 242-3451
collaboration with the Healthy Shasta Initiative and First Lady Michelle
Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign, both of
which recognize daily exercise as an essential component of a healthy
lifestyle, Whiskeytown will be offering special hikes to the
hikes are open to students of any age, and three hours are required for the 3.4-mile
roundtrip hike to
addition to the waterfall hikes, Whiskeytown offers Gold Rush programs in the
park’s Tower House Historic District, which meet the Fourth Grade California
Curriculum Standards. The program
focuses on the California Gold Rush and tells the story of two pioneer-prospectors
and their families, Charles Camden and Levi Tower, who settled in this
area in the early 1850’s. The program features a tour of the beautiful
Camden House, one of the oldest in
The Ranger-guided waterfall hikes and Gold Rush programs are both free, though reservations for the programs are required and allotted on a first-come-first-served basis. Reservations can be made by calling Park Ranger Clinton Kane at (530) 242-3451.
For more information on small changes that lead to a healthy life, please visit Healthy Shasta’s website at http://www.healthyshasta.org and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign at http://www.letsmove.gov
information on Whiskeytown National Recreation Area can be obtained by calling
Did You Know?
The tailed frog (Ascahphus truel) tadpoles have 10 - 16 rows of teeth? These teeth help tadpoles stick to rocks in the fast moving streams that they live in.