Each year, several visitors go to jail, go to the hospital, or worse, because they didn't abide by park rules. Please be safe and please be responsible in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Don't become a statistic...
To ensure the safety of visitors, employees and park resources, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has enacted laws that come from the U.S. Department of the InteriorCode of Federal Regulations(36 CFR) and from the Superintendent's Compendium. If you are unclear on any regulatory information, please review the information and links below. You may also contact the Chief Law Enforcement Ranger at 530-242-3413. Please help us protect the park and provide enjoyment for all visitors by abiding by all of Whiskeytown's rules and regulations.
Some Common Rules & Regulations of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Dogsare not permitted at Brandy Creek Beach, Oak Bottom Beach, East Beach, and the Whiskey Creek Group Day Use Area Beach.
The use of marijuana is not permitted within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
Drive cautiously and do not drive above posted speed limits.
Smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes are prohibited in the park except for in your vehicle, on your boat, in your campsite, or at the designated smoking areas at Brandy Creek Beach parking lot, Oak Bottom Beach parking lot, and the Visitor Center parking lot island.
On the water, individuals 13 years of age and older must have a lifejacket (personal flotation device) onboard with them on all vessels (this includes kayak and paddleboards).
On the water, individuals 12 years of age and younger must wear a lifejacket (personal flotation device) onboard with them on all vessels (this includes kayaks and paddleboards).
Hunting is prohibited on the following land areas within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, as defined and drawn onto this geo referenced map.
Refer to the maps for specific boundaries of areas impacted by these closures and restrictions. In all cases, hunting (as defined under 36 C.F.R. 1.4 (a)) and/or discharge of any weapon within 300 feet of any structure, designated camping area or other developed recreation site is prohibited. Hunting must abide by California laws.