WHISKEYTOWN ENTRANCE FEES
All vehicles parked at Whiskeytown must display a valid entrance pass on the driver's side of the dashboard. Citations for failure to display a permit start at $125. By purchasing a pass, you are directly contributing to improvements at Whiskeytown.
The visitor center will remain open every day from 10 am to 4 pm, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days.
From November 1, 2016 through May 1, 2017, the following will not be available at the visitor center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Senior, Access, Military and Fourth Grade Passes; exchanges, refunds and ugrades.
Please call the fee program office at (530) 242-3412 to inquire about available services.
Fees Per Vehicle
- $10.00 Week - Valid at Whiskeytown for 7 days from date of purchase.
- $40.00 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 Annual Pass
Interagency Passes (Click Here):
- America the Beautiful Annual
- Senior, Access, or Volunteer Pass
- Golden Age, Access Passports
- Military Annual Pass
You can now purchase your Whiskeytown Weekly Pass, Annual Pass, and Gold Panning Permit online at pay.gov
Other locations that sell Interagency Passes
The senior, Access, Military and $80 Annual Passes may be obtained at the two offices Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 (except major holidays):
US Forest Service office at 3644 Avtech Parkway (near the airport in the USDA Service Center) Phone: 530-226-2500
Bureau of Land Management office at 355 Hemsted Drive (past View 202 restaurant several blocks in a low white building) Phone: 530-224-2100
ONLY the Senior and Access Passes may be obtained at these two offices from Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 (except major holidays):
Shasta Lake Ranger Station (not the visitor center, which is closed in winter) at 14225 Holiday Road (down the street from the visitor center) Phone: 530-275-1587
Weaverville Ranger Station at 360 Main Street in Weaverville Phone: 530-623-2121
Please note that the Shasta Dam visitor center does not sell any Interagency Passes.
Seven Day Entrance Passes may be purchased at eight pay-by-envelope stations throughout the park and at the Visitor Center.
Buy the $80 Interagency Pass on-line
Go to the United States Geological Survey website and pay by credit card: www.usgs.gov. Click on the link on the right side of the home page that says "Buy recreation passes."
Senior and Access Passes can be purchased by mail
Order forms are available at the visitor center or online at www.usgs.gov. There is an extra $10 charge for shipping and handling.
ACADEMIC ENTRANCE FEE WAIVER
Groups from bona fide educational institutions are eligible for an entrance fee waiver if they are coming to study park resources. Requests should be sent at least 2 weeks in advance of visit using the form below.
Application for Academic Fee Waiver (pdf file)
Mark Your 2017 Calendars for Fee Free Days at Whiskeytown!
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area joins national parks across the nation in waiving the entrance fees on 10 days in 2017. The following dates are fee free:*
- January 16: Martin Luther King Jr.
- February 20: Presidents' Day
- April 15-16 and 22-23: National Park Week
- August 25: National Park Service 100th Birthday Weekend
- September 30: National Public Lands Day
- November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend
*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.