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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, CA

National Park Service

Overview

Whiskeytown Lake's beautiful sapphire-blue waters, surrounded by mountain peaks, are perhaps the most prominent feature of the park. However, water-based recreation is only a small part of what the park has to offer. The 39,000 acres surrounding the lake hold four waterfalls, pristine mountain creeks, 70 miles of trails, and opportunities to explore the history of the California Gold Rush.

Recreational Activities:

  • AUTO TOURING
  • BIKING
  • BOATING
  • CAMPING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • HUNTING
  • SWIMMING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

P.O. Box 188
14412 Kennedy Memorial Drive
Whiskeytown,CA,960950188
Phone: (530) 246 1225
Email: whis_interpretation@nps.gov

Directions:

Car From Interstate 5, take the CA Highway 44 West exit toward Downtown Redding and Eureka. From Downtown Redding, follow Highway 299 west toward Eureka for approximately 8 miles to reach the Whiskeytown Visitor Center. Plane Commercial air service is available to Redding California,located approximately 16 miles from Whiskeytown. Rental vehicles are available.

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