• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

Things To Do

Whiskeytown offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for you and your family year-round. Kayaking, sailing, fishing, swimming and waterskiing are some of the favorite activities one can experience within the cool, clear waters of Whiskeytown Lake.

 
Kayak tour on Whiskeytown Lake.

Kayak tour on Whiskeytown Lake.

NPS photo

You can visit shaded picnic areas, or the Camden House Historic District to learn about how the area played a part during the Gold Rush era. Hike to waterfalls, old-growth forests, or drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle to the summit of Shasta Bally. Pitch a tent and camp at one of our primitive campsites.

Plan a visit to Oak Bottom Campground operated by concession operator Forever Resorts. Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, the Forever Resorts family of companies owns and operates more than 65 unique vacation and entertainment properties located in or near National Parks, Recreation Areas and National Forests across the United States. Forever Resorts offers year-round boat moorage/slip rentals at Whiskeytown and during the summer season offers boat rentals, a snack bar, hot showers, and a marina store.

 

Learn about why Whiskeytown National Recreation area is important enough to be included with Yosemite and the Lincoln Memorial as part of America's National Park System. Join us for our ranger-led programs such as our ever popular kayak tours, day hikes, goldpanning and special evening programs.

Did You Know?

Tailed Frog edit

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.