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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

14412 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Whiskeytown, CA 96095
+1 530-246-1225
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A Beautiful Place to Relax!

I went through this area this week. This is a beautiful and restful area of California. The... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Helen A
Sacramento, California
Another Beauty for the NPS!

Whiskeytown was beautiful. It is rich in natural beauty and gold rush history! A great place for... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
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Mountainous recreation area offers visitors outdoor activities such as hiking and boating, in addition to the many historical sites related to the California Gold Rush of 1849.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“parking pass” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
14412 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Whiskeytown, CA 96095
+1 530-246-1225
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I went through this area this week. This is a beautiful and restful area of California. The mountains are high and are covered with evergreen trees. The drivers are courteous and safe on the curving roads. You can see wonderful geological sights such as cutaway...More

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Whiskeytown was beautiful. It is rich in natural beauty and gold rush history! A great place for couples or families to spend a day or two. The lake is breathtaking.

Thank Alicia_JA
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I went up for a weekend to do some hiking, Crystal Creek Falls (not really a hike), Brandy Creek Falls (started from the BEGINNING), and Whiskeytown Falls. It was a lovely trip. Luckily, I didn't see any bears! :) It was a hot day, but...More

1  Thank TearsThatBleed
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We had a group of 11 from 5-52 years old. This place is awesome. We had two sites, right by the water. One day we rented a pontoon boat and swam and fished from it for 8 hours. The water is cold, but welcomed on...More

Thank Disneynut35
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Looked into camping for a few nights, after some research we found that it would cost us $26 for a dry campsite an additional $10 for a parking pass per vehicle (not included in your reservation) and $2 per pet, per day...granted the views are...More

Thank Caitlin L
Reviewed 22 April 2017

If you're an outdoors person you'll love this, it's like the perfect get away from the hustle & bustle whether you just want to sit & read a book, pray, chill, boat rides, swim, camp - it's great for that and more... If you're passing...More

Thank psidlayi
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We needed something fun to close to Redding on a Saturday afternoon. The tour was well attended by gold panning enthusiasts. First we toured the interior of the Camden House then walked past the farm to the El Dorado mine. The kids were very interested...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Stop here on our way during exploration of Shasta area. Enjoy the mountain drive with surprising to find this place. Good for weekend getaway, or hiking. Prepare your camera, always to stop for good photo spot.

Thank Carolyntw
Reviewed 15 December 2015

For the hikers of the world I cannot recommend Whiskeytown Falls more! This is one heck of a climb. The round trip distance is 3.4 miles but 90% of the walk to the falls is at a 55% angle! Be sure and take a portable...More

1  Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Stopped by Visitor Center first! Get map and scope out our hikes. Recommendation that with only 2-3 hours, we should do the Brandy Falls hike. The drive up was steep and slow. The hike, even slower. It was listed as Moderate, I would say Mod-Difficult....More

1  Thank kkpiercy
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Pat C
16 February 2015|
Response from Rebekajean | Reviewed this property |
Camping depends on what you have...big rig, trailer, tent, camper-van? There are several campgrounds all catering to different styles. Didn't walk to the waterfall and the water level was very low due to the drought... More