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Waterfall Passport
Take the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge and hike, ride, or bike to all four of the park's waterfalls. Click the link above to view or print the Waterfall Passport, or stop by the visitor center to pick one up.

Large mouth bass
Large mouth bass

Fishing at Whiskeytown
The clear waters of Whiskeytown support a variety of game fish that can be successfully caught.

Black Bear
Black Bear

B. Femmel

Making Life Bearable
Whiskeytown is home to many black bear. The black bear has always been a natural part of Whiskeytown. Learn how to understand and appreciate these wild creatures in their natural habitat.
Mountain Lion
Whiskeytown is home to mountain lions.

B. Femmel

Cat of One Color
With a better understanding of mountain lions and their habitat, we can coexist with these magnificent animals.
Image of solar panel used at Whiskeytown Visitor Center
Image of solar panel used at Whiskeytown Visitor Center.

M. Swanson

Solar Power for Parks and People
Whiskeytown is working to turn energy from the sun into power for parks and people. Solar technology provides us with an opportunity to make a choice.
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NPS photo

The Story of Whiskeytown
The discovery of gold during the mid 1800s stirred the collective imagination of thousands of people across the world and enticed many to California in the hope of finding instant wealth.
Sketch of a sugar pine cone.
Sketch of a sugar pine cone.

B. Femmel

Common Trees of Whiskeytown
Did you know that you can find all of these within Whiskeytown National Recreation Area?
Sketch of salmon
Sketch of Salmon.

B. Femmel

Saving the Salmon
Historically, salmon were able to freely migrate from the ocean and spawn in the upper reaches of the Sacramento River and its tributaries, including Whiskeytown National Recreation Area’s Clear Creek.

Tower House Historic District Interim Orchard Management Plan

As early as 1853, numerous fruit and nut trees were planted and maintained by Levi Tower on the grounds of the Tower House Hotel. During this period, the orchards and gardens were revered for their beauty and were often considered an important component of Tower's "showplace" hotel. Today, over 150 years later, some of these very trees still thrive, producing heirloom fruit varieties which are hard to find today.

This management plan discusses the history of these trees, the current status of the orchards, treatment methods, and the stabilization and preservation maintenance plans and recommendations to allow these trees to continue on in perpetuity.

Last updated: September 30, 2016

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P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095


(530) 242-3400

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