• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail


    National Recreation Area California

Fees & Reservations


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 $75. By purchasing a pass, you are directly contributing to improvements at Whiskeytown.

Fees Per Vehicle

  • $5.00 Day Use - Valid at Whiskeytown on date of purchase only.
  • $10.00 Week - Valid at Whiskeytown for 7 days from date of purchase.
  • $25.00 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
Day use passes may be purchased at eleven 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 2014 Calendars for Fee Free Days at Whiskeytown!

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area joins national parks across the nation in waiving the entrance fees on 10 days in 2014. The following dates are fee free:*

  • January 20: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • February 15-17: Presidents Day Weekend
  • April 19-20: National Park Week and Waterfall Week at Whiskeytown
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 27: National Public Lands Day and Pick up Lake Litter Day at Whiskeytown
  • 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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  • Oak Bottom Campground

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Did You Know?


Whiskeytown is home to 14-16 nesting pairs of Osprey.