Whiskeytown is more than a Beautiful Lake

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.

See what positions Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is currently taking applications for.

The Carr Fire at Whiskeytown

Learn about the devastating effects of the Carr Fire on Whiskeytown and the recovery efforts that are already underway.

Volcanoes - crystal clear lakes - caves - gigantic trees - explore the history and natural wonders!

Circle of Discovery

Did you know that northern California and southern Oregon are home to seven national park sites? Explore the Circle of Discovery!

Free pass to federal public lands for 4th graders and their families.

Every Kid Outdoors

Whiskeytown NRA invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the Every Kid Outdoors program.

The Camden's circa 1858 including Kate Camden, a native american, holding baby

National Native American Heritage Month

America is a vast land of many cultures dating back thousands of years to the original inhabitants of the land. (click to read more)

Last updated: November 7, 2019

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P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095


(530) 242-3400

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