Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located in Whiskeytown. Work out when and for how long to visit Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and other Whiskeytown attractions using our handy Whiskeytown trip generator.
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  • We needed something fun to close to Redding on a Saturday afternoon. The tour was well attended by gold panning enthusiasts. First we toured the interior of the Camden House then walked past the farm ...  read more »
  • Stop here on our way during exploration of Shasta area. Enjoy the mountain drive with surprising to find this place. Good for weekend getaway, or hiking. Prepare your camera, always to stop for good p...  read more »
  • When I went in the summer by wildfires and had a smell of smoke. Really was going to explore the trail slowly up the short trail walking and called it as soon as possible.
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  • Amazing views - town was flooded to build dam and apparently can scuba dive to see ruins. View is world class
  • Beautiful lake and parks. Came here 3 times in one week because it's so calm, clear and enjoyable for the family. Clean amenities and easy access, particularly to Brandy Creek beach. Has anyone noticed that the sand in the lake SHINES!?!
  • Whiskeytown Lake’s beautiful crystal-clear 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.
  • My favorite lake in Northern California. Perfect for a 110 degree Redding day. Good for boating, swimming, or kayaking. Make sure to pay for a day pass or grab a year pass, and know it's going to be windy out on the water!
  • Beautiful area for recreation, swimming, boating, fishing and only a 15 min. drive from Redding.
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