Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area is located on the northern shore of Whiskeytown Lake in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, 13 miles west of Redding, California. The Group Picnic Area is a popular spot to celebrate birthdays, family reunions, work events and many other special occasions with a day of waterside fun. This is a day use area only. The hours are 9 am to 9 pm for reservation holders. Alcohol, smoking, and pets are prohibited.
The Group Picnic Area contains one large site and two small sites with dirt surfaces, each with two large serving tables, numerous picnic tables and a large charcoal barbecue grill. We recommend that you bring your own portable shade structures as there are no permanent ones at the site. These sites do not provide electric or water hookups. Two vault toilets service all sites.
Due to the instability of the temporary bridge over Whiskey Creek and the effects of the Carr Fire, this area is not available for reservation until further notice. Boat-in access is allowed for small groups for day use only.
The picnic area is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Drinking water and electricity are not provided.
All groups with reservations must share the beach area.
Whiskeytown is a National Park Service site and requires an entrance fee in addition to the reservation fee. You can purchase an entrance pass at the Whiskeytown visitor center or online at www.YourPassNow.
Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited.
Pets are not allowed.
Personal watercraft, such as jet skis, are prohibited on Whiskeytown Lake.
Open or ground fires are prohibited.
Interagency passes such as the Senior, Access, Military and $80 annual pass are accepted for park entrance, as well as Lassen Volcanic National Park annual passes. Display pass on dashboard or from rear view mirror of vehicle.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is situated where the Klamath Mountains, Cascade and Coast Mountain Ranges and the Sacramento Valley meet, creating a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes. The Group Picnic Area features a protected cove for swimmers.
The Whiskey Creek Launch Ramp is located 1.6 miles from the Group Picnic Area. Boats may be launched from there and moored at the Group Picnic Area. Boats are available for rent at Oak Bottom Marina, located 5.5 miles from the Group Picnic Area. Call (530) 359-2671.
During the summer heat, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing are popular activities in the Whiskey Creek arm of the lake. Boats may be launched at nearby Whiskey Creek Launch Ramp and moored along the shore of the Group Picnic Area.
PO Box 188 Whiskeytown CA 96095
For campground inquiries, please call: 530-242-3412
From Redding, CA, take State Route 299 west for approximately 11 miles. Turn onto Whiskey Creek Road and drive past the Whiskey Creek launch area. At the fork in the road, turn right and follow paved road approximately 1.6 miles until it ends at the group picnic area.