Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is Modifying Operations to Implement Local Health Guidance

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, in response to guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of April 1, 2020, all restrooms located at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area are closed to all park visitors until further notice. In addition to restroom closures, the visitor center and all tent campgrounds continue to remain closed. Park law enforcement rangers remain on duty protecting the park, and normal rules and regulations continue to apply.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is our number one priority. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. We will notify the public when we resume full operations and we will provide updates on our website www.nps.gov/whis and social media channels.

People who choose to visit Whiskeytown National Recreation Area during this pandemic are asked to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.

Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.

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