• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

Things To Know Before You Come

Sunbathing at Brandy Creek.

Sunbathing at Brandy Creek beach.

The park is located approximately 8 miles west of Redding, and easily reached via State Highway 299. However, public transportation to and from the park is not available. A vehicle is necessary to get around inside the park.

Campgrounds are the only place to stay overnight in the park. Lodging is available in Redding, French Gulch and Weaverville.

Located on the northwest end of an interior valley, Whiskeytown experiences hot summers. Although the park is filled with cool shady canyons, visitors should also be prepared to cope with summer heat and sun. To protect against sunburn, bring sunscreen, wear lightweight long sleeve shirts and drink plenty of water when out in the sun.

Wildlife abounds at Whiskeytown. Enjoy watching our wild creatures but use common sense by not approaching wild animals. Learn more by reading the link, Your Safety.

Leashed dogs (pets), alcohol and horse use are permitted in some areas of the park. Please look for signs and follow all rules. Follow the link above for more specific information.

Enjoy your visit, stop by or call the Visitor Center for more information, (530) 246-1225.

Did You Know?

Bald Eagles at Headquarters March 28, 2010 022

Whiskeytown is home to four nesting pairs of Bald Eagles.