Fees & Passes


All vehicles parked at Whiskeytown must display a valid entrance pass on the driver's side of the dashboard. Citations for failure to display a permit start at $125. By purchasing a pass, you are directly contributing to improvements at Whiskeytown.

Fees Per Vehicle

  • $10.00 Week - Valid at Whiskeytown for 7 days from date of purchase.
  • $40.00 Whiskeytown Annual Pass - Valid for one year from month of purchase. The Whiskeytown Annual Pass is also valid for entrance into Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Other valid passes include:

Lassen Volcanic Annual Pass

Interagency Passes (Click Here):

  • America the Beautiful Annual
  • Senior, Access, or Volunteer Pass
  • Golden Age, Access Passports
  • Military Annual Pass

Other locations that sell Interagency Passes

The senior, Access, Military and $80 Annual Passes may be obtained at the two offices Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 (except major holidays):

US Forest Service office at 3644 Avtech Parkway (near the airport in the USDA Service Center) Phone: 530-226-2500

Bureau of Land Management office at 355 Hemsted Drive (past View 202 restaurant several blocks in a low white building) Phone: 530-224-2100

ONLY the Senior and Access Passes may be obtained at these two offices from Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 (except major holidays):

Shasta Lake Ranger Station (not the visitor center, which is closed in winter) at 14225 Holiday Road (down the street from the visitor center) Phone: 530-275-1587

Weaverville Ranger Station at 360 Main Street in Weaverville Phone: 530-623-2121

Please note that the Shasta Dam visitor center does not sell any Interagency Passes.

Day use passes may be purchased at ten pay-by-envelope stations throughout the park and at the Visitor Center.

Whiskeytown Annual passes and the Interagency Passes, including the America the Beautiful Annual, Senior, and Access passes are only available for purchase and issue at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center.

Mark Your 2015 Calendars for Fee Free Days at Whiskeytown!

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area joins national parks across the nation in waiving the entrance fees on 9 days in 2015. The following dates are fee free:*

  • January 19: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • February 14-16: Presidents Day Weekend
  • April 18-19: National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 26: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.



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