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.

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

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.

Purchase your pass through the US Department of the Treasury secure website.

Purchase Your Whiskeytown Pass Online

You can now purchase your Whiskeytown Weekly Pass, Annual Pass, and Gold Panning Permits online at Pay.gov!

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

Work at Whiskeytown NRA!

Click here to see what positions we are currently taking applications for at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area through usajobs.gov.

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!

Find Your Park - Find Your Heart... at Turtle Bay Exploration Park!

Find Your Park - Find Your Heart

Turtle Bay Exploration Park invites you to discover the national parks units near Redding at the Find Your Park - Find Your Heart exhibit!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095


(530) 242-3400

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