Operating Hours & Seasons

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is closed until further notice for public safety due to the Carr Fire.

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 following 2018 holiday exceptions: on November 22 (Thanksgiving), December 25 (Christmas), and January 1 (New Year's Day) the Visitor Center will be closed.

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


The park is open year-round, 24 hours a day.

Last updated: July 31, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095


(530) 242-3400

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