Plan Your Visit

Wildflowers on Kanaka Peak Trail.
Wildflowers on Kanaka Peak Trail.

Whiskeytown is an All Seasons Park with year-round recreation opportunities. Winter can be rainy but sunny winter days allow you to get out into the park at its least-visited time. You'll often have a trail or section of lake all to yourself. February through May is spring wildflower season and opportunities for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking abound during this time before the summer heat.

Sluice gate on Crystal Creek Ditch trail.
Sluice on Crystal Creek Ditch Trail.
Whiskeytown's hot summer lures visitors to the lake for swimming, fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, beach play, sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, and motorboating. Hikers can find slight refuge from hot days hiking alongside rushing creeks and visiting waterfalls.

Public transportation is not available to the park or within the park. Main park roads are paved, but backcountry roads are dirt and high clearance vehicles are suggested.

Last updated: September 24, 2020

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P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown, CA 96095


530 242-3400

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