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Destinations | Mountains | Shasta Trinity NF| California Lake List



Check Conditions CARR FIRE 2018: Wildfire decimated the landscape recently, so don't be expecting a lush, green, pine forest. Some portions of the park may be inaccessible. As of 2020, the only water fall trail that is open is Crystal Creek Falls. Backpacking is not permitted due to backcountry restoration.

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  • hiking trail conditions

  • Whiskeytown Lake
    elevation: 1210' maps: Shasta Trinity National Forest

    fishing biking

    terrain: Lake with pines, oaks, manzanitas surrounding; recreational mountain lake

    Northern California
    Shasta County
    on Jct. 299 west of Interstate 5
    W of Redding

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     area activities:

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Brandy Creek Falls
  • Boulder Creek Falls
  • Crystal Creek Falls
  • Shasta State Historic Park
  • Shasta Trinity National Forest
  • Trinity Lake
  •  regional maps:

    mountains, lakes, wilderness right next door to the North Central Valley; this large recreational lake, with pine tree & oak shaded camps, is just west of the city Redding

    nearby towns:
    Douglas City
    Trinity Center


    local links:

    Shasta-Trinity NF, Redding, CA

    USFS Weaverville Rangers
    Whiskeytown Lake Campgrounds
    Camping Lake NorCal
  • Oak Bottom Campground
  • Brandy Creek RV Campground
  • Crystal Creek Campground
  • Dry Creek Group Campground
  • Horse Camp Campground
  • Peltier Bridge Campground
  • Sheep Camp Campground
  • whiskeytown Campground Camping in this area is abundant. Dirt Roads, to the South of the Lake, cross the dam, and lead way up into a few primitive spots, the best campsites for rugged type vehicles. Even though the primitive spots aren't next to the lake, you will be greeted with the big rushing creek climbing down this steep canyon.

    A large RV campground is also situated on the south shore @ Brandy Creek.

    Truck Campers

    trinity alps

    RV Campers


    Oak Bottom Campground has walk-in campsites, some right down to waters edge. Park in a number of paved common parking lots. Bring your little wagon and wheeled cooler. Steel bear boxes are provided at this camp for food items. A few camp spots are a bit of a distance from parking areas and the lake area has some hills. Motorhomes have a decent level area to park, and set camp. Bare minimum facilities. Bathrooms, boat ramp. Popular with kayakers, mountain bikers and hikers.

    Whiskeytown NRA

    Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

    Whiskeytown Marinas

    Oak Bottom Marina

    whiskeytown lake

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