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Contact: Matt Switzer, (530) 242-3454
Hot, Smoky Conditions at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Due to smoky conditions at Whiskeytown resulting from surrounding wildfires, boating and water based-activities are NOT advised. The visibility at the park is about a 1/2 mile, and has created unsafe conditions resulting in accidents on the water. All outdoor ranger-led programs have been cancelled for Saturday due to smoke. Anyone planning to attend ranger-led programs through Tuesday, September 5 should check the Whiskeytown NRA Website and Facebook postings regularly for status updates. https://www.nps.gov/whis/index.htm, https://www.facebook.com/WhiskeytownNationalRecreationArea
The park visitor center was briefly closed due to an air conditioning failure on Friday, September 1, but reopened on Saturday morning.
A strong high-pressure system will maintain very hot weather through the weekend with continued triple digit highs and the risk of heat-related illnesses. Temperatures will peak today, with less hot weather expected for Sunday and Labor Day. Temperatures are expected to
drop to near normal levels by mid-week. For the Labor Day weekend a high risk of heat related illness remains in effect, especially for sensitive groups: elderly, children, sick people, pets and livestock.
For general park information, contact the visitor center (530) 246-1225, or visit the park website at: https://www.nps.gov/whis/index.htm