Operating Hours & Seasons

Many areas of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area are closed until further notice for public safety due to the recent Carr Fire. Find information about current closures and reopenings.

The visitor center offers exhibits about the history and development of the Whiskeytown area. Visitors may also inquire about gold panning. Learn about campgrounds and purchase visitor passes while at the visitor center. Books, maps and postcards may also be purchased at the visitor center bookstore, operated by Western National Parks Association.

Stop At The Visitor Center First!

Location & Address

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Visitor Center
Highway 299 & J.F. Kennedy Memorial Drive

P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown, CA 96095


(530) 246-1225


The visitor center is open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the exception of the following days: Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years
In the event of power failure, the visitor center may be unexpectedly closed.

Park Headquarters business offices are open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Reopened areas of the park are open year-round, 24 hours a day.

Last updated: December 29, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095


(530) 242-3400

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