Operating Hours & Seasons

Stop At The Visitor Center First!

The Visitor Center offers exhibits about the history and development of the Whiskeytown area. Visitors may also inquire about gold panning and historic mine tours. Learn about campgrounds and purchase visitor passes while at the Visitor Center. Books, maps and postcards may also be purchased at the Visitor Center Bookstore.

Location & Address

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Visitor Center
Highway 299 & J.F. Kennedy Memorial Drive

P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown, CA 96095


(530) 246-1225


The Visitor Center is open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. On Wednesday, November 21st the Visitor Center will close at 1 p.m.

  • Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

However, we may not be able to issue the following passes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday amd Thursday: Senior Pass, Access Pass, Military Pass, amd the Fourth Grade Pass. These passes may be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Park Headquarters business offices are open weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


The park is open year-round, 24 hours a day.

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