Whiskeytown National Recreation Area’s 50th Anniversary Event

Greetings from Whiskeytown! This weekend is a FREE event at Brandy Creek Beach, “Symphony on the Beach!” This starts at 7:00 p.m. with the dedication of the Stephen Mather plaque (First Director of the National Park Service, 1916-1929). Then we… Continue Reading

Whiskeytown Water Safety Emphasized after Recent Drownings; Near Drownings

In the last week, Whiskeytown Lake experienced two drowning incidents and some near drownings at various locations within the park. Lifeguards at Brandy Creek Beach perform about 25-40 swimmer assists or near drowning rescues each summer season.  That accounts for… Continue Reading

Summer Ranger-led Activities at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown offers a variety of free, family friendly activities throughout the summer.  From kayaking to stargazing, there is something for everyone!  Programs begin June 13 and run through Labor Day weekend.  Reservations are required for the park kayak programs and… Continue Reading


Quick! Name One Amazing (Good) Thing About Redding

When Rocky Slaughter opened for Ben Parr recently at McConnell Foundation headquarters, Slaughter took the opportunity to also introduce his latest website, Amazing Redding.com … A Collection of Reasons Why Redding is Amazing. The site, created by Slaughter’s Sugar Pine Media,… Continue Reading

What You Need to Know to Celebrate Fourth of July at Whiskeytown

The Fourth of July is one of the busiest 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 use or possession of fireworks… Continue Reading

Friends of Whiskeytown to Hold 4th Annual Brandy Creek Beach Luau

The Friends of Whiskeytown (FOW) is pleased to announce that it will hold its 4th Annual Brandy Creek Beach Luau on Saturday, June 15, 2013at Brandy Creek Beach on Whiskeytown Lake. This year’s event will include great food from San Francisco Deli, including… Continue Reading