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Contact: Superintendent Jim Milestone, (530) 242-3460
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Proposes Entrance Fee Increase
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will hold a town hall meeting to discuss a possible fee increases in 2018.
|Current Price||Proposed Price|
|Vehicle Weekly Pass: $10||Vehicle Weekly Pass: $20|
|Motorcycle Weekly Pass: $10||Motorcycle Weekly Pass: $15|
Entrance fees are not charged to persons under 16 years of age or holders of the America the Beautiful-The National Parks and Federal Recreational Annual, Senior, Access, Military, or Volunteer Passes. These passes may be obtained at the park.
“We are committed to keeping the park affordable but we also want to provide visitors with the best possible experience,” said Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Superintendent Jim Milestone. “The money from camping/entrance fees is used to make improvements to visitor amenities, such as trails, picnic areas, and access roads.”
Previous projects funded by entrance fee revenue include: replacing courtesy docks at Oak Bottom Marina, renovation of the Whiskey Creek Day Use Picnic Area, and installing vault toilets and constructing an asphalt parking lot at Crystal Creek Falls trailhead. Additional revenue raised by a fee increase would help fund future projects such as regrading and resurfacing the upper one mile section of Brandy Creek road, replacing the Oak Bottom Snack Bar, and replacing visitor guide signs.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is a strong economic engine for the surrounding area. In 2016, more than 875,000 park visitors contributed $37.7 million to the local economy and supported 546 jobs related to tourism.
The town hall meeting will take place on Thursday, August 17th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Community Room at 777 Civic Center Drive, and will include a public comment session. Comment cards will be provided at the meeting. For those not able to attend the meeting, comments can be made online at:
The public open comment period is from Monday, August 14th through Wednesday, September 13th.
Following the town hall meeting, feedback will determine how, or if, a fee increase would be implemented in 2018.
For more information, please contact Jim Milestone at 530-242-3460 or, Jim_Milestone@nps.gov.
For more information on Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, please contact the visitor center at (530) 246-1225 or visit the park’s website at: www.nps.gov/whis.