• Whiskeytown Lake from the Davis Gulch Trail

    Whiskeytown

    National Recreation Area California

Camping At Whiskeytown

Lakeside camping at Oak Bottom Campground.

Lakeside camping at Oak Bottom Campground.

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Oak Bottom Campground
Oak Bottom tent campground has fire grates and central restrooms. Hot showers (fee) are at Oak Bottom beach restrooms. Lakeside tent sites are $22.00/night with other tent sites at $20.00/night. Oak Bottom RV sites (separate from tent campground) include a central restroom, dump station, water, but no hookups. Sites are $18.00/night. Maximum 6 persons per site. Your pets are allowed for a fee of $2.00 per night per pet.

For reservations at Oak Bottom call the campground directly at (530)359-2269 for the latest information.

For more information on Oak Bottom Campground:
Campground General Information
Campground Regulations

Oak Bottom Area Map
Oak Bottom Campground Map

 
Campsite at Crystal Creek primitive campground.

Campsite at Crystal Creek Primitive Campground.

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Primitive Campsites
Whiskeytown's primitive campsites have fire rings, tables, food storage lockers, and restrooms. The sites are available only on a first-come-first-served basis. Permits available at the Visitor Center for $10.00/night (no advanced reservations accepted). The sites are located away from the lake and are accessible by dirt road. Maximum 6 persons per site. Ask for camping regulations when you get your permit. Traditional backpack camping is available with a Backcountry Use Permit.

Some primitive campsites may be closed during winter months - please contact the Visitor Center for current information.

Primitive Camprounds General Information
Primitive Camping Regulations

 

Brandy Creek RV Campground

Brandy Creek has RV camping for self-contained units only - a dump station and water provided; no hookups or restrooms. The sites are offered on a first come first served basis (no advance reservations accepted), and are paved parking spots on an access road. Summer $14.00 per night / winter $7.00 per night. Permits are available at the campground registration box.

Brandy Creek RV Camping Information

 

Dry Creek Group Tent Campground

Dry Creek Group Campground is located just beyond the Brandy Creek Beach day use area. There are two designated group sites in this tent campground. Each site contains two large serving tables, numerous picnic tables, a large charcoal barbecue grill, a cleared fire pit area, vault toilets, bear-proof storage lockers and drinking water. Each site can hold a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 50 people and are available by reservation. Larger groups may reserve both sites for a total of 100 campers.

The fee is $75.00 per night. Reservations are required from May 1 through October 31. The area is closed between November 1 and April 30.

All vehicles are now required to display a use pass. Whiskeytown day use pass costs $5.00, weekly use pass costs $10, annual pass costs $25. The following passes are accepted in lieu of a Whiskeytown pass: Lassen Volcanic Annual Pass, Golden Age and Access Passports, America the Beautiful Annual, Senior and Access Passes. Pass must be displayed on driver's side vehicle's dashboard.

Reservations can be made online at http://www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

Did You Know?

Bald Eagles at Headquarters March 28, 2010 022

Whiskeytown is home to four nesting pairs of Bald Eagles.