Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area (Whiskeytown NRA), CA

Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area is located on the northeastern shore of Whiskeytown Lake in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, just 14 miles west of Redding, California and three hours north of Sacramento. The Lake offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for visitors...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Park hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Drinking water and electricity are not provided
  • Site G01 is located adjacent to the beach and next to the parking area; Sites G02 and G03 are located up the hill
  • All groups with reservations must share the beach area
  • All vehicles are required to display a park use pass
  • Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Gate to area should be open on your arrival. Call 530-242-3431 if gate has not been opened.
  • Personal watercraft is prohibited on Whiskeytown Lake
  • Area lacks shade and temperature regularly climbs over 100 degrees in the summer; Portable shade structures are recommended
  • Check the park website (www.nps.gov/whis) or stop in at the visitor center for a complete list of all regulations.
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area is located on the northeastern shore of Whiskeytown Lake in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, just 14 miles west of Redding, California and three hours north of Sacramento.

The Lake offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for visitors year-round, including kayaking, sailing, fishing, swimming and water skiing.

Natural Features:

Nestled on the lake shore, Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area affords beautiful lake views. Whiskeytown is situated where the Klamath Mountains, Cascade and Coast Mountain Ranges and the Sacramento Valley meet, creating a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes.

Recreation:

The cool, clear waters of Whiskeytown Lake provide endless water activities. Enjoy a free, guided kayak tour through the quiet coves along the shoreline (reservations required), or explore the lake by sailing, boating, swimming, water skiing or fishing.

Boats may be launched at nearby Whiskey Creek Launch Ramp and moored along the shore of the picnic area. This picturesque mountain setting also offers ample opportunities for camping, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Facilities:

This day-use picnic area contains three large group sites with dirt surfaces, each with two large serving tables, numerous picnic tables and a large charcoal barbecue grill.

Garbage cans and vault toilets are provided.

A gravel parking area sits near the picnic area entrance, and picnickers must walk on a short trail to reach the sites.

Nearby Attractions:

The Tower House Historic District is located just northwest of the lake and dates back before the California Gold Rush-era.. Opportunities include gold panning, interpretive tours and the Camden House, built in the 1850's.

Booking Window
Sat Jul 12 2014 - Fri Jul 10 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $40.00-$50.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $40.00-$50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.6475, -122.55306
40°38'51"N, 122°33'11"W

Take State Route 299 west from Interstate 5. Travel west through Redding and continue approximately 11 miles west. Turn onto Whiskey Creek Road, pass the Whiskey Creek launch area. At the fork in the road, turn right and follow paved road approximately one mile to where it ends at the group picnic area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area (Whiskeytown NRA)
PO Box 188
Whiskeytown  CA  96095

Phone Number:

Information:  (530)242-3412
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