Whiskeytown had a busy fire season with seven lightning fires starting during the lightning storm on June 21,2008. Three fires were suppressed quickly while four burned together on Shasta Bally Mountain to form the Whiskeytown Complex. Other lightning fires raged all around the park. In July the Moon fire merged with the Whiskeytown Complex and the Motion fire burned on the northside of the park. Over 8,000 acres or close to 20% of Whiskeytown burned this summer.
After a busy summer fighting wildfires, Whiskeytown Fire Management was able to complete the 672 acre Dog prescribed burn.