Whiskeytown Lake’s beautiful crystal-clear waters, surrounded by mountain peaks, are perhaps the most prominent feature of the park. However, water-based recreation is only a small part of what the park has to offer. The 39,000 acres surrounding the lake hold four waterfalls, pristine mountain creeks, 70 miles of trails, and opportunities to explore the history of the California Gold Rush.
Whiskeytown Is More Than A Beautiful Lake
Kayak and Paddleboard Reservations
You can now make your summer ranger-led kayak and stand-up paddleboard program reservations online through recreation.gov!
Purchase Your Whiskeytown Pass Online
Purchase your Whiskeytown Weekly Pass, Annual Pass, and Gold Panning permit online at Pay.gov.
Primitive Campground Reservations
You can now make your Whiskeytown NRA primitive campground, group campground, and group picnic area reservations online at recreation.gov!
Every Kid in a Park
Whiskeytown NRA invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House's new Every Kid in a Park program.
Work at Whiskeytown NRA!
Click here to see what positions we are currently taking applications for at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area through usajobs.gov.
Last updated: May 17, 2018