Temporary Suspension of Indoor Services at the Visitor Center Due to COVID-19
The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, the park Visitor Center is temporarily closed. Weekly or annual entrance passes, are available at Oak Bottom Campground Store, (current operating hours) or can be purchased online at Recreation.gov.
Some Areas of the Park Remain Closed Due to Hazardous Conditions From the Carr FireWhile much of the park has been reopened, the top and face of Shasta Bally remains closed. This highest mountain in the park has highly erosive soil, and with the trees burned and no longer holding soil underneath in place, the threat of debris flows are real. Debris flows can be fast and dangerous. They occur when large quantities of soil loosens due to rainfall. To protect visitors and staff, the majority of roads and trails on Shasta Bally and its north and west face remain closed.
The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:
Most Picnic Areas and beaches are open (Follow the link for the most current information)
When recreating, please follow State and local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, and remember to recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.
Use Extra Caution if You Plan to Enter Clear Creek Below the Dam
Planning on fishing or hiking Clear Creek below Whiskeytown Dam over the course of the next several weeks? Please be advised that our partners over at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will be increasing the water flow on several specific dates and times (listed below) to restore habitat and attract spring-run Chinook salmon.
Date_____ Time From To (cfs)
5/08/2020 15:00 200 400
Last updated: January 6, 2021