Hike Whiskeytown by Moonlight Saturday

Clouds reflecting off Whiskeytown Lake

Experience the quiet beauty of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area while hiking with a ranger under the full moon’s soft silvery light on Saturday, August 13 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The program is limited to 20 people and arrangements can only be made by calling 242-3462 (Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). The hike is about 3 miles round-trip … Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed to Reach, Repair Kanaka Peak Summit

The National Park Service is looking for volunteers to construct the last 100 yards of new trail to the summit of Kanaka Peak. Teenagers with a parent or guardian and adults are welcomed and should meet at the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area’s Visitor Center at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 4 … Continue Reading

Salmon Restoration Project to Begin at Whiskeytown

Work to improve Chinook salmon and steelhead trout habitat within Clear Creek below Whiskeytown Dam will soon begin at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Gravel suitable for spawning fish is being placed in or along Clear Creek at several locations between… Continue Reading


Free Firewood Available at Whiskeytown

Last winter saw a series of storms that took down many trees and large bushes at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Park crews cleared the developed areas of trees, cut them into rounds and transported them to a central gathering point. One pickup load per household will be given away at no charge on a first come/first served basis. Pickup drivers may arrive between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 only. The location of the wood is in a locked fenced area off of Grizzly Gulch road, which is on the north side of Highway 299 across from Oak Bottom Campground. Signs will direct drivers to the firewood area. Identification is required of drivers and loads must be safely and completely secured before departing the loading area. Park staff will be on scene to ensure safe loading.

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Authorities Connect Redding Prisoner to String of Whiskeytown Burglaries

There have been a series of car break-ins with theft of valuables at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area this spring and summer. Twenty thefts to date have been reported. On Sunday June 26, 2011, suspect Jason Allen Corbin age 38, was… Continue Reading

Plan for 4th of July Crowds at Whiskeytown

The Fourth of July weekend is one of the busiest weekends and days of the year at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Most popular park areas will fill up quickly with park visitors and parking will be limited. The Brandy Creek… Continue Reading

Whiskeytown’s Summer Programs Include Kayaks, History, More

Clouds reflecting off Whiskeytown Lake

For close to a century, visitors from around the world have participated in the rich tradition of attending ranger-led programs. Millions of visitors, whether seeking a greater awareness of nature, learning about our cultural history, or just looking for fun… Continue Reading

Junior & Waterfront Lifeguard Training to Begin Monday

Whiskeytown is offering Junior Lifeguard and Waterfront Lifeguard training programs on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 27 to August 2, 2011. The training will run from 10:30 am to 1 pm at Brandy Creek Beach. Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 17 years old, willing to follow directions, in good physical condition, and have the ability to swim 400 yards in 12 minutes or less. In addition, trainees must be willing to commit to the program with no more than two absences. There will not be any training on Monday, July 4, and Wednesday, July 6. Continue Reading

Hard-Working Volunteers Needed for Whiskeytown Trail Fix

What: Whiskeytown is Celebrating National Trails Day With a Volunteer Trail Project
When: Saturday (June 4), 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Clear Creek Canal Trail

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is inviting volunteers to help with a trail construction project in celebration of National Trails Day … Continue Reading