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This gem of a park has something for everyone. Boating, fishing, swimming, easy walks, fun hikes... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dean B
Redding, California
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Still beautiful despite the fires!

We coated the park recently after the Carr fire. There is a lot of devastation but clean up is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Desirae P
Crossville, Tennessee
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This gem of a park has something for everyone. Boating, fishing, swimming, easy walks, fun hikes, kayaking, stand up paddle boards, wildlife, historical buildings, picnics, amazing views, and I am probably forgetting something else. It was damaged by the Carr fire, but it will be...More

Thank Dean B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We coated the park recently after the Carr fire. There is a lot of devastation but clean up is happening and the area is still worth seeing! The lake is beautiful and you can still snag some gorgeous pictures and views! New growth of the...More

Thank Desirae P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whiskeytown Lake is so beautify, but suffered a lot of destruction during the Carr Fire in July. There are currently some areas open to swimming, but check at the Information Center for a map of those areas. Drive by periodically to watch the trees grow...More

Thank LadyPegasus4ya
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, hard to access via 299 right now with a lot of repair work going on, due to the Carr fire.

Thank celesteriaria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

loved the crystal clear water. Water is very cold. bring a floating device. Its very close to Redding

Thank Exploration746208
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to live in the Redding area. We used to visit the lake quite frequently. It was a beautiful place to spend a day if you enjoy the outdoors, swimming, canoeing, water sports, picnic. There is a tourist information centre there to help you.

Thank tucker_lou
Reviewed August 7, 2018

There isn't one bad thing I can say about Whiskeytown lake! The place is beautiful and the people are amazing. Husband and I camped at one of the sites Crystal Creek and had the whole area to ourselves. Right along side our tent was a...More

Thank DevilAngel760
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It was a beautiful lake, a wonderful escape for locals. The Carr Fire has destroyed it for years to come.

4  Thank MissLea178
Reviewed July 16, 2018

This lake is a beautiful place to spend a relaxing trip. Great for kayaking, stand up boards and small motor boats. No high power seed boats here. Fishing and wildlife is good too.

2  Thank fotonerd1951
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Kayaking on whiskeytown is pure joy. Take advantage of guided tours courtesy of NPS. What a great way to show visitors a local jewel.

Thank Shirley G
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Mona P
August 15, 2018|
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Response from fotonerd1951 | Reviewed this property |
therein a lot of smoke and fire damage here. Whiskeytown lake area is closed not sure how much of Shasta is closed. Its called the Hirz fire so u might want to ck with various sights on how its doing. Hope this may be... More
violet g
June 27, 2018|
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Response from kalikea83 | Reviewed this property |
lots down on brandy creek beach
Cadence H
June 13, 2018|
Response from Alex A | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s $8 or you can buy a pass for $40 and that includes Lassen Volcanic Park and it’s good for a year from the date of purchase.