Reservations are not required to enter Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, but we strongly recommend you make reservations for camping. You can pay the park entrance fee upon arrival at the visitor center (open year-round except on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day), or online through Your Pass Now.

Oak Bottom camping reservations can be made by calling 1-530-359-2267.

Primitive camping at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area campsites can be made through or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

Free summer ranger-led kayak and paddleboard program reservations can be made through or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

Special Use Permits

Special events can be held at Whiskeytown as long as they are appropriate and have a minimal impact on other visitors. Examples include weddings, running and biking races, horse rides and commercial filming.

A Special Use Permit is required for these events and activities. An application form must be filled out and submitted along with a $50 non-refundable processing fee. Additional "cost recovery" fees may apply in cases where the park needs to provide extra services or staff to support the event or activity. Please allow sufficient time for the park to process your request. All applications must be received a minimum of five weeks before your event start date.

Special Use Permit Application

For more information contact the permit coordinator at 530-242-3412.

Last updated: December 5, 2019

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095


(530) 242-3400

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