Park Service Hosts Tour of Whiskeytown Cemetery

Join a park ranger on an easy walking tour through Whiskeytown Cemetery on Sunday, September 25 at 2 pm. Step back in time by visiting several gravesites and learn about the individuals and families who settled in the Whiskeytown area starting with the heyday of the California Gold Rush and ending with period before the construction of Whiskeytown Dam. Following the tour, join park ranger Nancy Quirus for some cool refreshments and an opportunity to share your remembrances or ask questions about this intriguing and unique cemetery. You are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for this portion of the program. Entire program will last about 1.5 hours.

To reach the Whiskeytown Cemetery from Redding, turn left onto J.F. Kennedy Memorial Drive. Proceed past the Visitor Center about 1.5 miles then turn left on Paige Bar Road (do not cross the dam). Continue south on the Paige Bar Road approximately 1.5miles. Whiskeytown Cemetery is located on the left, just south of the large Mount Shasta Mine Trailhead parking lot. The Whiskeytown day use pass is not required to visit Whiskeytown Cemetery. Please call Nancy Quirus at (530) 242-3454 for more information about this special program.

For more information about Whiskeytown NRA, please contact the Visitor Center at (530) 246-1225 or visit the park’s website at

-from press release
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