Visit Whiskeytown's beautiful shaded picnic areas with tables, fire grills and restrooms located at Brandy Creek, Oak Bottom and at the Whiskey Creek boat launch area. Large groups can reserve Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area located directly across the lake from the Whiskey Creek boat launch ramp. There is a picnic site at Crystal Creek Falls which has 2 sites. This site offers a beautiful view of Crystal Creek falls. The site is located on Crystal Creek Road approximately 2 miles south off Highway 299.
Handicap accessible picnic sites, fishing piers and beach access are located at Oak Bottom and Brandy Creek. Whiskey Creek also has an accessible fishing pier.
Do not feed wildlife - it is against the law and may result in a citation. Do not leave food unattended, store out of sight in a secured vehicle.
Beaches and Swimming
Most visitors to Whiskeytown come for its cool, clear waters. Swimming, wading, and scuba diving takes place along the shorelines or at one of the parks designated beaches. Beaches are located at Oak Bottom, Brandy Creek and East Beach.
Swim at your risk in these areas. Know your limits and never swim alone. Watch children closely in and near water.
Pets are not allowed on the swim beaches, adjacent picnic areas and grounds or within the swim area buoys at Oak Bottom, Brandy Creek, East Beach or the Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area.
Last updated: May 27, 2020