A Clean, Clear Lake and Much, Much More

Whiskeytown Lake’s crystal-clear water is perhaps the most recognized feature of the park. However, water-based recreation is only a part of what the 42,000-acre Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (NRA) has to offer. Visit waterfalls, hike through rugged mountains, explore California Gold Rush history, and observe post-fire ecology in action. Your national park is calling...

Kayaks on Whiskeytown Lake

Current Conditions

Planning to visit the park? Find out what areas and facilities are open for you to enjoy

Smoke from the Carr Fire extending high into the sky.

The Carr Fire at Whiskeytown

The fire was unprecedented in its destruction, yet tremendous recovery and restoration efforts have been taking place ever since.

A patio boat on Whiskeytown Lake.

Oak Bottom Marina & Campground

Reserve a campsite for your tent or RV. Rent a boat - options include kayaks, fishing boats, pontoons boats, and more. Get fishing gear...

A child hiking on a forested trail in Whiskeytown NRA.

Take a Hike or Hop on Your Mountain Bike

Waterfalls, water ditches, canyons, and mines. Whether hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking, trails lead to them all.

Illustration of a hiker on a trail heading towards trees, mountains.

Recreate Responsibly

Learn more about how to recreate responsibly in the outdoors

Purchase your pass electronically from home or on-the-go on your smart phone through Your Pass Now.

Purchase Your Pass From Your Phone!

You can now purchase a Whiskeytown Weekly or Whiskeytown/Lassen Annual Pass from home or on-the-go with your smart phone...

Last updated: July 28, 2020

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P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown , CA 96095


(530) 242-3400

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