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Contact: Matt Switzer, (530) 242-3454
Celebrate National Park Week with the Whiskeytown Waterfall ChallengeThe National Park Service invites visitors to “Find Your Waterfall” by taking the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge during National Park Week, which begins Saturday, April 15th and runs through Sunday, April 23rd. Visitors can complete the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge on their own by obtaining a free Waterfall Challenge Passport at the visitor center or by obtaining one on a ranger-led hike. With the passport, visitors can hike to Brandy Creek, Boulder Creek, Crystal Creek and Whiskeytown Falls and stop at the trail register located at the base of each waterfall. Each register has a unique plaque which visitors can use to create a colored impression within their passport. Once all four waterfalls are complete, visitors can then return the passport to the visitor center to receive their completion stamp and a special gift (while supplies last). The challenge can be completed during multiple visits, or, finish them all in one day for bragging rights.
Join a park ranger for free ranger-led hikes to the park’s four major waterfalls, including ADA accessible Crystal Creek Falls. Hikes will be offered daily from Saturday, April 15th through Sunday, April 23rd. In addition to morning hikes to the falls, this year, Whiskeytown is offering something new – evening hikes to the falls! For more information on ranger-led hikes, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/whis. Ranger-led hikes are limited to 20 participants. Beginning April 1st, you can reserve your spot by calling the visitor center at (530) 246-1225. Scheduled hikes will be subject to cancellation due to weather and road conditions.
In celebration of National Park Week, the weekends of April 15th-16th and April 22nd -23rd, will be fee-free at Whiskeytown and all 413 National Park units.
For additional information about the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge, please contact Matt Switzer at (530) 242-3454. To learn more about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/whis.