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Whiskeytown Lake

Located 8 miles west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is located at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain range and the northern edge of the Sacramento Valley, making it home to a special collection of animal and plant life. Some of the park’s features are Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta Bally (6,209 ft.) and numerous waterfalls, providing outdoor enthusiasts opportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Lake based recreation is popular during the drier summer months. Whiskeytown Lake provides 36 miles of shoreline and 3,200 surface acres for recreation. Its placid surface  is excellent for swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, rowing and fishing. Sailing, water skiing and boating are also popular.

Whiskeytown has implemented a Quagga and Zebra Mussel Prevention Program with information and self-certification packets for boaters.

Hiking and mountain biking are popular on the many trails at Whiskeytown. Many of the trails tour historic sections of the park and Gold Rush Era buildings, mines and miner’s ditches may be seen. Ranger guided programs are offered during the summer months, including gold panning and kayak tours

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