A Clean, Clear Lake and Much, Much More

Whiskeytown Lake’s crystal-clear water is perhaps the most recognized feature of the park. However, water-based recreation is only a part of what the 42,000-acre Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (NRA) has to offer. Visit waterfalls, hike through rugged mountains, explore California Gold Rush history, and observe post-fire ecology in action. Your national park is calling...

COVID-19, You, and Whiskeytown

Whiskeytown, COVID-19, and You

Planning a visit to the park? See what facilities are open and learn how to have a healthy experience during this period of pandemic.

Smoke from the Carr Fire extending high into the sky.

The Carr Fire at Whiskeytown

The fire was unprecedented in its destruction, yet tremendous recovery and restoration efforts have been taking place ever since.

A patio boat on Whiskeytown Lake.

Oak Bottom Marina & Campground

Reserve a campsite for your tent or RV. Rent a boat - options include kayaks, fishing boats, pontoons boats, and more. Get fishing gear...

A child hiking on a forested trail in Whiskeytown NRA.

Take a Hike or Hop on Your Mountain Bike

Waterfalls, water ditches, canyons, and mines. Whether hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking, trails lead to them all.

A National Park Service ranger hat.

Free Ranger-Led Programs

If visiting the park in summer, evening campground programs, star parties, kayak tours, paddleboard tours, and more await you.

A waterfall in the park.

Waterfalls of Whiskeytown

Four major waterfalls flow year-round at Whiskeytown NRA, Each one has its own charm and character.

Last updated: March 23, 2020

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P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095


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