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Reservations

Reservations are not required to enter Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, but are required 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 Recreation.gov.

Oak Bottom camping reservations can be made by calling 1-530-359-2269.

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

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

Special Park Use Permits

What types of activities require a special park use permit?

  • Special Events: Weddings, memorial services, sporting events and gatherings of 25 people or more, etc., require of permit. More
  • First Amendment Activities: Religious services, distribution and/or sales of printed matter, political speeches, demonstrations and collection of signatures for a petition, etc., require a permit. More

Commercial Use Authorizations:

Guided fishing trips, watercraft rentals, scuba diving classes, photography workshops, etc., require a permit. More

Commercial Filming and Photography Permits:

Digital or film recording of a visual image or sound recording by a person, business, or other entity for a market audience, such as for a documentary, television or feature film, advertisement, or similar project require a permit.

If a person or object serves as the subject for commercial filming or still photography for the purposes of promoting sales or use of a product or service, a permit is required. More

Scientific Research Permits:

All studies in Whiskeytown NRA, large or small, must have their own Research & Collecting Permit which is obtained through a proposal and review process that requires approximately 90 days. More...

Last updated: September 21, 2020

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095

Phone:

(530) 242-3400

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