Camping At Whiskeytown

Lakeside camping at Oak Bottom Campground.
Lakeside camping at Oak Bottom Campground.

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Oak Bottom Campground
Oak Bottom tent campground has fire grates and central restrooms. Lakeside tent sites are $26.00/night with other tent sites at $24.00/night. Oak Bottom RV sites (separate from tent campground) include a central restroom, dump station, water, but no hookups. Sites are $21.00/night during the summer season, April 15 to October 15, during the off season, October 16 to April 14, all sites are $14. Maximum 6 persons per site. Your pets are allowed for a fee of $2.00 per night per pet.

Senior Pass and Access Pass Holder Rates

  • Summer Season (April 15 - October 15) - $14 per night
  • Off-season (October 16 - April 14) - $7 per night

You can make reservations at Oak Bottom online or call the campground at (530) 359-2269.

For more information on Oak Bottom Campground:
Campground General Information

Oak Bottom Campground Map

 
Campsite at Crystal Creek primitive campground.
Campsite at Crystal Creek Primitive Campground.

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Primitive Campsites

Whiskeytown's primitive campsites are now available through reservation only through reservation.gov (links below). Primitive campsites are $20.00 per night, and reservations can be made up to 6 months in advace. Primitive campsites have fire rings, tables, food storage lockers, and restrooms.

Permits are available online only for $20.00/night through recreation.gov (links below).

The sites are located away from the lake and are accessible by dirt road. Maximum 6 persons per site. Traditional backpack camping is available with a Backcountry Use Permit which can be obtained at the visitor center.

Brandy Creek, Crystal Creek, and Sheep Camp are closed from November 1 through March 31.

Primitive Camprounds General Information

Online reservations are now available through recreation.gov - click on the campground below to make your reservations today!

 

Brandy Creek RV Campground

Brandy Creek has RV camping for self-contained units only - a dump station and water provided; no hookups or restrooms. The sites are offered on a first come first served basis (no advance reservations accepted), and are paved parking spots on an access road. The fee is $15.00 per night.

Permits are available at the visitor center.

Brandy Creek RV Camping Information

 

Dry Creek Group Tent Campground

Dry Creek Group Campground is located just beyond the Brandy Creek Beach day use area. There are two designated group sites in this tent campground. Each site contains two large serving tables, numerous picnic tables, a large charcoal barbecue grill, a cleared fire pit area, vault toilets, bear-proof storage lockers and drinking water. Each site can hold a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 50 people and are available by reservation. Larger groups may reserve both sites for a total of 100 campers.

The fee is $80.00 per night. Reservations are required from April 1 through October 31. The area is closed between November 1 and March 31.

Reservations can be made online up to one year in advance at https://www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

 
Backcountry Camping
For overnight backpacking trips at Whiskeytown, register at the Visitor Center. The camping permit for overnight backpacking in undeveloped areas is issued at no cost.
 
Campground Season Number of Sites Price per Night Maximum Occupancy Reservable Potable Water Shower Toilet Type Notes
Oak Bottom Tent Campground Year-round 94 $24 for regular
$26 for shoreline
6 People
2 Tents
Yes Yes Yes Flush Summer rates from 4/15 - 10/15. During the rest of the year, tent sites are $14. There are four ADA accessible sites. For reservations, call (530) 359-2269.
Oak Bottom RV Year-round 22 $20 10 People
No tents
Yes Yes Yes Flush Summer rates from 4/15 - 10/15. During the rest of the year, RV sites are $11. No hookups, no shade. For reservations, call (530) 359-2269.
Brandy Creek RV Year-round 37 $15 10 People
No Tents
First-Come/First-Served Yes No No Toilet Water and dump station may be shut off periodically during winter to prevent freezing.
Brandy Creek Closed Nov 1 - March 31 2 $20 6 People
2 Tents
Yes No No Vault Steep downhill road to reach the lower campsite (#2).
Sheep Camp Closed Nov 1 to Mar 31 4 $20 6 People
2 Tents
Yes No No Vault Caution: Sites are near a steep drop-off to the creek.
Peltier Bridge Year-round 9 $20 6 People
2 Tents
Yes No No Vault All sites are near Clear Creek.
Horse Camp Year-round 2 $20 6 People
2 Tents
Yes Yes No Vault Only campground where camping with horses is allowed. Call (530) 242-3412.
Crystal Creek Closed Nov 1 - March 31 2 $20 6 People
2 Tents
Yes No No Vault Both sites are very close to Crystal Creek.

Group Campground Status Season Number of Sites Price per Night Maximum Occupancy Reservable Potable Water Shower Toilet Type Notes
Dry Creek Group Camp Open 4/1 - 10/31 2 $80 50 People
(20 minimum)
Reservations are Required Yes No Vault Call 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov for reservations up to one year in advance. Closed from 11/1 - 3/30. Large groups can reserve both sites.

 
 

Last updated: April 10, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095

Phone:

(530) 242-3400

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