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Waterfall Passport
Take the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge and hike, ride, or bike to all four of the park's waterfalls. Click the link above to view or print the Waterfall Passport, or stop by the visitor center to pick one up.

Large mouth bass

Large mouth bass

Fishing at Whiskeytown
The clear waters of Whiskeytown support a variety of game fish that can be successfully caught.

Black Bear

Black Bear

B. Femmel

Making Life Bearable
Whiskeytown is home to many black bear. The black bear has always been a natural part of Whiskeytown. Learn how to understand and appreciate these wild creatures in their natural habitat.
Mountain Lion

Whiskeytown is home to mountain lions.

B. Femmel

Cat of One Color
With a better understanding of mountain lions and their habitat, we can coexist with these magnificent animals.
Image of solar panel used at Whiskeytown Visitor Center

Image of solar panel used at Whiskeytown Visitor Center.

M. Swanson

Solar Power for Parks and People
Whiskeytown is working to turn energy from the sun into power for parks and people. Solar technology provides us with an opportunity to make a choice.
Photo of historic Whiskeytown


NPS photo

The Story of Whiskeytown
The discovery of gold during the mid 1800s stirred the collective imagination of thousands of people across the world and enticed many to California in the hope of finding instant wealth.
Sketch of a sugar pine cone.

Sketch of a sugar pine cone.

B. Femmel

Common Trees of Whiskeytown
Did you know that you can find all of these within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area?
Sketch of salmon

Sketch of Salmon.

B. Femmel

Saving the Salmon
Historically, salmon were able to freely migrate from the ocean and spawn in the upper reaches of the Sacramento River and its tributaries, including Whiskeytown National Recreation Area’s Clear Creek.

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