Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Oak Bottom Campground California

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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.

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Sep 25, 2023
We arrived after their normal closing hours but they stayed open until we arrived. I required a wheelchair ADA campsite and they placed me in an excellent location and the bathroom was a short dista… Full review by Dane H
Feb 24, 2023
While driving from Redding to Eureka me managed to take some time and stop at the Visitor Center. Here you can see a large portion of the lake and burned out surroundings. The place is recovering nic… Full review by psmithpalliser
Apr 5, 2022
When you come into the area, it's hard to miss the burn areas but when you start at the visitor's center with the warm smiles and the beautiful view of the lake, you know things are recovering beauti… Full review by kcdenman

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Date founded:November 8th, 1965

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What portions of the Whiskeytown Lake area would you recommend for a visit? So sad with the Carr Fire impact ...
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What portions of the Whiskeytown Lake area would you recommend for a visit? So sad with the Carr Fire impact ... hoping there are portions of the park that are not devasted.
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During our visit the whole area was closed. Trees were burned and roads were closed. No visitors were allowed in the area. Check with the National Park Service for details on the …
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During our visit the whole area was closed. Trees were burned and roads were closed. No visitors were allowed in the area. Check with the National Park Service for details on the reopening.
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What kind of camping is there?#R# How hard is the walk to the water falls.#R# When is there open swiming in Brandy Creek?
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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 …
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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. Check with the visitors center, phone number available on their web site, for all the info you could possible need.
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Answer by Rebeka P · Feb 16, 2015
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Where are the new waterfalls?
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Whiskeytown Falls, located on the James K. Carr Trail are the “rediscovered” waterfalls. Located in the spring of 2004, park biologist Russ Weatherbee and geologist...
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