ReservationsReservations 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.
Special Park Use Permits
What types of activities require a special park use permit?
Commercial Use Authorizations
Guided fishing trips, watercraft rentals, scuba diving classes, photography workshops, etc., require a permit. More…
The following types of filming activities may occur in areas open to the public without a permit and without advance notice to the National Park Service:
Other types of filming activity must provide written notice. More…
Commercial Still Photography
Commercial Still photography does not require a permit unless it uses a model, set, or prop. 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...
Firewood Collection Permits
For more information on firewood permits click here.
Last updated: September 29, 2021