Tower House Historic District

Camden House just after the 2018 Carr Fire, showing that although the white picket fence and front yard partially burned, the historic house was saved!
Camden House saved! While some of the white picket fence and front yard burned during the 2018 Carr Fire, the historic house itself was saved. NPS Photo.
Located in the western section of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area where three creeks merge into one, Tower House Historic District is the park’s signature historic site. Wintu heritage merges with California Gold Rush history here, and big names associated with the historic district include Levi Tower, Charles and Philena Camden, and American Indian servant Kate Camden. As you stroll along the paved interpretive trail, ponder the lives of these individuals and think about how they gained sustenance from the land and water. Pick and eat an apple from a 150-year-old apple tree, take your shoes and socks off and submerge your feet in the cold, clear water of Clear Creek, or pan for gold.

Last updated: August 11, 2020

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