Enjoying the Park with Your Best Friends

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has many scenic spots and open spaces for you and your pet to enjoy together. Whether you share a tranquil creekside stroll or a jog along the beach, always be aware of your surroundings and considerate of others. It takes a cooperative effort to make the park safe and comfortable for everyone. Pets are not allowed in the visitor center, Camden House or on the swim beaches, adjacent picnic areas and grounds or within the swim area buoys at Oak Bottom, Brandy Creek and East Beach. Pets are not allowed in the Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area, beach or the lake within the swim buoys.

When you bring your dog to the park, please remember:

To take plenty of water and food, for you and for your dog
To clean up after your dog
To never leave your pet unattended
To keep your dog on a leash and under control

Why Should Your Dog Be on a Leash?

For the Safety of Your Dog

Your dog can become trapped or injured while running, digging or jumping. Your dog could get bitten by a rattlesnake or even another dog. Your dog can be exposed to ticks, poison oak or other plants that have thorns or burrs. With a leash, your pet will be less likely to encounter these dangers.

For the Safety of Wildlife

Animals may be flushed out of nesting sites or burrows by your dog. A dog’s quick dig can destroy a wild animal’s home.

For the Safety of People

Some people, particularly children, are afraid of dogs– even friendly ones.

It’s the Law

Federal, state and county laws* require dogs to be on a leash. Please be aware that leashes, even retractable ones, must be six feet or less in length.

* Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2.015(a)(2). This regulation helps us protect and preserve the natural landscape.

Last updated: June 30, 2019

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P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095


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