Basic Information

By Car: From Interstate 5, take Highway 44 West exit toward Downtown Redding and Eureka. From Downtown Redding, follow Highway 299 West toward Eureka for approximately 8 miles to reach the visitor center.

By Plane: Commercial air service is available to Redding, California, located approximately 16 miles from Whiskeytown. Rental cars are available.


  • $15.00 Week - Walk-in/Bicycle/Public Transit - Valid at Whiskeytown for 7 days from date of purchase.
  • $20.00 Week - Motorcycle - Valid at Whiskeytown for 7 days from date of purchase.
  • $25.00 Week - Private Vehicle - Valid at Whiskeytown for 7 days from date of purchase.
  • $45.00 - Whiskeytown Annual Pass - Valid for one year from month of purchase. The Whiskeytown Annual Pass is also valid for entrance into Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Other valid passes include:

  • Lassen Volcanic National Park Annual Pass
  • Interagency Passes:
    • America the Beautiful Annual Pass
    • Senior, Access, or Volunteer Pass
    • Golden Age, Access Passports
    • Military Annual Pass
    • Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Passes:


Whiskeytown offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for you and your family year-round. Kayaking, sailing, fishing, swimming and water skiing are some of the favorite activities one can experience within the cool, clear waters of Whiskeytown Lake.

Visitors may also inquire about gold panning at the Visitor Center. Learn about campgrounds and purchase visitor passes. Books, maps and postcards may also be purchased at the bookstore.

Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every day except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Phone: (530) 246-1225

Last updated: April 15, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095


(530) 242-3400

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