Whiskeytown

National Recreation Area - California

The Whiskeytown–Shasta–Trinity National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area in northern California.

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Official Visitor Map of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (NRA) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Whiskeytown - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (NRA) in California. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Heritage Areas

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the Nobles Emigrant Trail section, part of the California National Historic Trail (NHT), located outside of Susanville, California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Nobles Emigrant Trail - Trail Map

Map of the Nobles Emigrant Trail section, part of the California National Historic Trail (NHT), located outside of Susanville, California. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

https://www.nps.gov/whis/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskeytown%E2%80%93Shasta%E2%80%93Trinity_National_Recreation_Area The Whiskeytown–Shasta–Trinity National Recreation Area is a United States National Recreation Area in northern California. Whiskeytown Lake’s crystal-clear water is perhaps the most recognized feature of the park. However, water-based recreation is only a part of what the 42,000-acre Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has to offer. Visit waterfalls, hike through rugged mountains, explore California Gold Rush history, and observe post-fire ecology in action. Your national park is calling... Car From Interstate 5, take the Highway 44 West exit toward Downtown Redding and Eureka. From Downtown Redding, follow Highway 299 west toward Eureka for approximately 8 miles to reach the Visitor Center. Plane Commercial air service is available to Redding California located approximately 16 miles from Whiskeytown. Rental vehicles are available. Whiskeytown Visitor Center The Visitor Center is a great place to start when you arrive in the park. Knowledgeable staff can help you maximize your visit. The Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Kennedy Memorial Drive and Highway 299. You can purchase a variety of Interagency and park-specific entrance passes as well as books, maps, and souvenir items. Exhibits outside the building introduce you to the natural and cultural history of the park. A small native plant garden is located behind the Visitor Center. Car From Interstate 5, take the Highway 44 West exit toward Downtown Redding and Eureka. From Downtown Redding, follow Highway 299 west toward Eureka for approximately 8 miles to reach the Visitor Center. Plane Commercial air service is available to Redding California located approximately 16 miles from Whiskeytown. Rental vehicles are available. Brandy Creek This two site campground is found just off Brandy Creek Road, with Brandy Creek accessible a short walk away. The Brandy Creek trail, popular with hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders, runs next to the campground. This campsite is closed during the winter. Both sites are in partial shade and feature a bear-proof storage locker, picnic table, lamp pole, fire pit with swing-arm BBQ grill, and an ADA accessible vault toilet. Each site has a maximum occupancy of six people and two vehicles. Brandy Creek campground fee 20.00 This is the nightly cost for a tent-only site. Maximum occupancy: 6 people and two vehicles. Pay for your site online at Recreation.gov or call toll free 1-877-444-6777. This is the only way to pay for or reserve a site at the campground. We no longer accept payment at the Whiskeytown visitor center. Brandy Creek Site 1 Brandy Creek Site 1 Brandy Creek Site 1 Brandy Creek Site 1 #2 Brandy Creek Site 1 #2 Brandy Creek Site 1 #2 Brandy Creek Site 2 Brandy Creek Site 2 Brandy Creek Site 2 Brandy Creek Site 2 #2 Brandy Creek Site 2 #2 Brandy Creek Site 2 #2 Brandy Creek RV A secluded hilltop RV site close to Brandy Creek Marina and within walking distance of Brandy Creek Beach, the Brandy Creek trail and the Davis Gulch trail. Campground is an asphalt parking lot with 15 parking sites. Only for self-contained units that have their own toilets, such as recreational vehicles, cab-over campers, pop-up tent trailers, and fifth wheels. There is no bathroom and no hookups at this campground. One main water and dump station shared by all campers. RV camping fee 20.00 Water, dump station may be shut off periodically during the winter to prevent freezing. Pay for your site online at Recreation.gov or call toll free 1-877-444-6777. This is the only way to pay for or reserve a site at the campground. We no longer accept payment at the Whiskeytown visitor center. Brandy Creek RV Campground Brandy Creek RV Campground Brandy Creek RV Campground Brandy Creek RV Campground RV Spaces Brandy Creek RV Campground RV Spaces Brandy Creek RV Campground RV Spaces Brandy Creek RV Campground Fill Station Brandy Creek RV Campground Fill Station Brandy Creek RV Campground Fill Station Brandy Creek RV Campground RV Space Brandy Creek RV Campground RV Space Brandy Creek RV Campground RV Space Crystal Creek The Crystal Creek campground offers two secluded sites along Crystal Creek and is a short drive away from both Crystal Creek falls and the James K. Carr trail to Whiskeytown Falls. This campsite is closed during the winter. A fairly steep dirt road accesses the campsites. Both sites are well shaded and feature a bear-proof storage locker, picnic table, lamp pole, fire pit with swing-arm BBQ grill, with a shared ADA accessible vault toilet. Each site has a maximum occupancy of six people and two vehicles. Crystal Creek camping fee 20.00 This is the nightly cost for a tent-only site. Maximum occupancy: 6 people and two vehicles. Pay for your site online at Recreation.gov or call toll free 1-877-444-6777. This is the only way to pay for or reserve a site at the campground. We no longer accept payment at the Whiskeytown visitor center. Crystal Creek Site 1 Crystal Creek Site 1 Crystal Creek Site 1 Crystal Creek Site 1 Creek View Crystal Creek Site 1 Creek View Crystal Creek Site 1 Creek View Crystal Creek Site 2 Crystal Creek Site 2 Crystal Creek Site 2 Crystal Creek Site 2 Alternate View Crystal Creek Site 2 Alternate View Crystal Creek Site 2 Alternate View Dry Creek Group Campground Dry Creek Group Campground includes two large campsites. Each site is primitive and may be reserved for groups of up to 50 people (20 people minimum). The campsites are located within oak woodland on a peninsula surrounded on three sides by Whiskeytown Lake. The primitive campground is located near Brandy Creek Marina. Dry Creek Group Camp fee 80.00 Dry Creek Group Camp costs $80 per night and is available through reservation only. Dry Creek Group Campground Dry Creek Group Campground Dry Creek Group Campground Dry Creek Group Campground site 1 Dry Creek Group Campground site 1 Dry Creek Group Campground site 1 Dry Creek Group Campground fire rings Dry Creek Group Campground fire rings Dry Creek Group Campground fire rings Dry Creek Group Campground site 2 Dry Creek Group Campground site 2 Dry Creek Group Campground site 2 Horse Camp Horse Camp is specifically for camping with horses. The open area allow ease of parking for horse trailers. Several trails are accessible from this campground. Both sites are in partial shade and feature bear-proof storage lockers, picnic tables, a lamp pole, fire pit with swing-arm BBQ grill, and a shared ADA accessible vault toilet. Each site has a maximum occupancy of 10 people and 3 vehicles. Potable water available from a spigot most the year. No corrals, tie posts/rails, or water troughs onsite. Horse Camp camping fee 20.00 This is the nightly cost for a tent-only site Maximum occupancy: 6 people and two vehicles. Pay for your site online at Recreation.gov or call toll free 1-877-444-6777. This is the only way to pay for or reserve a site at the campground. We no longer accept payment at the Whiskeytown visitor center. Horse Camp site #1 Horse Camp site #1 Horse Camp site #1 Horse Camp site #2 Horse Camp site #2 Horse Camp site #2 Guardian Rock Trail Head Sign Guardian Rock Trail Head Sign Guardian Rock Trail Head Sign Clear Creek from Guardian Rock Trail Clear Creek from Guardian Rock Trail Clear Creek from Guardian Rock Trail Oak Bottom RV This RV campsite is suitable for visitors who plan to spend the majority of their time on the lake boating or want to be near a Oak Bottom boat launch and beach. A park entry fee pass is also required in addition to a camping permit. RV Camping Permit (summer) 30.00 This is the required permit for RV camping during the summer months (April 15 - October 15) RV Camping Permit (winter) 20.00 This is the required permit for RV camping during the winter months October 16 - April 14) Oak Bottom RV Campground Oak Bottom RV Campground Oak Bottom RV Campground Oak Bottom Boat Launch Oak Bottom Boat Launch Oak Bottom Boat Launch Oak Bottom Restroom Oak Bottom Restroom Oak Bottom Restroom Oak Bottom RV Campground Sites Oak Bottom RV Campground Sites Oak Bottom RV Campground Sites Oak Bottom Tent Campground Oak Bottom Campground is the only campground within the boundaries of Whiskeytown NRA that are located on the shores of Whiskeytown Lake. The campground is operated by a concessionaire and is open year-round. 92 sites available, there is one ADA accessible site. Seasonal coin operated showers are available within walking distance at Oak Bottom Beach. Summer tent site 30.00 Permit for a tent camp site during the summer months (April 15 - October 15) Summer shoreline tent site 35.00 Permit for a shoreline tent camp site during the summer months (April 15 - October 15) Winter All tent sites 20.00 Permit for all tent camp sites during the winter months (October 16 - April 14) Oak Bottom Tent Campground Lakeside Site Oak Bottom Tent Campground Lakeside Site Oak Bottom Tent Campground Lakeside Site Oak Bottom Tent Campground Lakeside Site 2 Oak Bottom Tent Campground Lakeside Site 2 Oak Bottom Tent Campground Lakeside Site 2 Oak Bottom Tent Campground Oak Bottom Tent Campground Oak Bottom Tent Campground Oak Bottom Tent Campground 2 Oak Bottom Tent Campground 2 Oak Bottom Tent Campground 2 Peltier Bridge Sited along Clear Creek, the Peltier Bridge campground offers 9 sites and access to numerous trails. All sites offer a bear-proof storage locker, picnic table, lamp pole, fire pit with swing-arm BBQ grill, and shared access to two ADA-accessible vault toilets. Peltier Bridge camping fee 20.00 This is the nightly cost for a tent-only site. Maximum occupancy: 6 people and two vehicles. Pay for your site online at Recreation.gov or call toll free 1-877-444-6777. This is the only way to pay for or reserve a site at the campground. We no longer accept payment at the Whiskeytown visitor center. Clear Creek at Peltier Bridge Campground Clear Creek at Peltier Bridge Campground Clear Creek at Peltier Bridge Campground Peltier Bridge Campground site 9 Peltier Bridge Campground site 9 Peltier Bridge Campground site 9 Bridge into Peltier Bridge Campground Bridge into Peltier Bridge Campground Bridge into Peltier Bridge Campground Vault Restrooms at Peltier Bridge Vault Restrooms at Peltier Bridge Vault Restrooms at Peltier Bridge Peltier Bridge Campground site #4 Peltier Bridge Campground site #4 Peltier Bridge Campground site #4 Sheep Camp Sheep Camp is nestled in the mixed oak/pine/fir woodlands with nearby access to numerous trails and is a great launching point for treks up the 6,199' Shasta Bally, the highest point in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. This campsite is closed during the winter. All sites are in partial shade and feature a bear-proof storage locker, picnic table, lamp pole, fire pit with swing-arm BBQ grill, with a shared ADA accessible vault toilet. Each site has a maximum occupancy of six people and two vehicles. Sheep Camp camping fee 20.00 This is the nightly cost for a tent-only site. Maximum occupancy: 6 people and two vehicles. Pay for your site online at Recreation.gov or call toll free 1-877-444-6777. This is the only way to pay for or reserve a site at the campground. We no longer accept payment at the Whiskeytown visitor center. Sheep Camp Site 1 Sheep Camp Site 1 Sheep Camp Site 1 Sheep Camp Site 2 Sheep Camp Site 2 Sheep Camp Site 2 Sheep Camp Site 3 Sheep Camp Site 3 Sheep Camp Site 3 Sheep Camp Site 4 Sheep Camp Site 4 Sheep Camp Site 4 Shasta Bally A snowy day on top of Shasta Bally A beautiful stop along Kennedy Memorial Drive A Beautiful Day on the Lake Crystal clear waters make for good paddling Another Way to Capture the Beauty Moonlight Kayak Tour An evening kayak tour Thousands of vistors join interpretive rangers to get a new perspective of the lake on a moonlight kayak tour Recreation Another way to enjoy the park A popular recreational activity Whiskeytown Falls A Fall Day at Whiskeytown Falls One of the four major waterfalls- Whiskeytown Falls A View from the Top Being on the Top of Shasta Bally A popular spot for visitors to get a view of the valley and mountain ranges Boulder Creek Falls A Beautiful Day at Boulder Creek Falls One of the four major waterfalls- Boulder Creek Falls JFK Memorial John F. Kennedy Memorial John F. Kennedy Memorial Glory Hole Glory Hole at Whiskeytown Lake Glory Hole at Whiskeytown Lake VC Whiskeytown NRA Visitor Center Whiskeytown NRA Visitor Center VC interior Whiskeytown NRA Visitor Center Interior Whiskeytown NRA Visitor Center Interior WNPA Western National Parks Store inside the Visitor Center Western National Parks Store inside the Visitor Center tower gravesite Levi Tower Gravesite Located in the Tower House Historic District Levi Tower Gravesite Located in the Tower House Historic District Peltier Bridge Campground Peltier Bridge Campground Peltier Bridge Campground California Tortoiseshell Clouds of California Tortoiseshells sometimes appear in the park during populations burst or mass migrations. An orange and black California Groundcone Curious about the California groundcone in Oregon and California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Purple groundcone standing next to similar looking Douglas-fir cone. Carpenter Ant Curious about carpenter ants? Explore their natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. close up photo of carpenter ant 2018 Freeman Tilden Award Recipients In 2018, six talented National Park Service employees were awarded the Freeman Tilden Award for their amazing and innovative interpretive programs. Ranger in a canyon with a typewriter on a table Pileated Woodpecker Curious about the pileated woodpecker in Oregon and California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Face and front of a woodpecker, with black body, red crest, and small blue berry in its beak. Wildland Fire in Douglas Fir: Western United States Douglas fir is widely distributed throughout the western United States, as well as southern British Columbia and northern Mexico. Douglas fir is able to survive without fire, its abundantly-produced seeds are lightweight and winged, allowing the wind to carry them to new locations where seedlings can be established. Close-up of Douglas fir bark and needles. Vascular plant hyperdiversity in high-elevation riparian communities of National Park Service units in the Klamath Network Monitoring data provide evidence of high vascular plant diversity in riparian environments. This surprising pattern indicates a high conservation significance of these park environments. Stream and forest scene at Lassen Volcanic National Park (Credit: NPS Photo) Pacific Poison Oak Curious about Pacific poison oak in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. A dense thicket of wavy edged, green leaves with some smaller, shiny, reddish leaves in the center. Giant Water Bug Curious about giant water bugs in Oregon and California? Explore their natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network.” Brown, flattened but with many whitish, columnar eggs attached to its back. Wildland Fire in Ponderosa Pine: Western United States This forest community generally exists in areas with annual rainfall of 25 inches or less. Extensive pure stands of this forest type are found in the southwestern U.S., central Washington and Oregon, southern Idaho and the Black Hills of South Dakota. Recently burned ponderosa pine forest. Ladybug Curious about ladybugs in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore their natural history in this edition of our monthly "Featured Creature," brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Cluster of small orange ladybug beetles with black spots on their backs, on vegetation. Anna's Hummingbird Curious about the Anna's hummingbird in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Small, green hummingbird with narrow bill and iridescent rose-colored feathers on throat and crown. White Alder Curious about the white alder in Oregon and California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Oval, dark green and ridged leaves of a white alder, with small, round, cone-like female catkins. Pacific Border Province The Pacific Border straddles the boundaries between several of Earth's moving plates on the western margin of North America. This region is one of the most geologically young and tectonically active in North America. The generally rugged, mountainous landscape of this province provides evidence of ongoing mountain-building. Drakes Estero in Point Reyes National Seashore. NPS photo/Sarah Codde A BAER of a Task: A Multi-Agency Team’s Mission to Assess Parkwide Damage in Whiskeytown NRA Following the Carr Fire A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team spent 18 days responding to the Carr Fire, one of the most destructive wildfires in California’s history. More than 20 specialists from five agencies covered the entirety of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (NPS) and neighboring Shasta-Trinity National Forest (USFS) and Swasey Recreation Areas (BLM). Two members of a BAER team examining burned trees and boulder debris flow Orange Sulphur Curious about the orange sulphur butterfly in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly "Featured Creature," brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Yellowish-orange butterfly with dark band along the wing edges perches with wings open. Series: Geologic Time Periods in the Paleozoic Era During the Paleozoic Era (541 to 252 million years ago), fish diversified and marine organisms were very abundant. In North America, the Paleozoic is characterized by multiple advances and retreats of shallow seas and repeated continental collisions that formed the Appalachian Mountains. Common Paleozoic fossils include trilobites and cephalopods such as squid, as well as insects and ferns. The greatest mass extinction in Earth's history ended this era. fossil corals in a rock matrix Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geoheritage-conservation.htm">geoheritage</a> and <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geodiversity.htm">geodiversity</a> resources and values all across the National Park System to support science-based management and education. The <a href="https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm">NPS Geologic Resources Division</a> and many parks work with National and International <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/park-geology.htm">geoconservation</a> communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available. park scene mountains Series: Physiographic Provinces Descriptions of the physiographic provinces of the United States, including maps, educational material, and listings of Parks for each. George B. Dorr, founder of Acadia National Park California Pipevine Swallowtail Curious about the California pipevine swallowtail in central and northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network dark-winged butterfly with orange and white spots on the undersides sitting on round white flower Whiteleaf Manzanita Curious about whiteleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos viscida) in southern Oregon and central to northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. cluster of oval, gray-green leaves on branches, with reddish, berries that look like little apples Electrified Cat's Tail Moss Curious about electrified cat's tail moss in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Electrified cat’s tail moss in its dominant, gametophyte form. NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, California Each park-specific page in the NPS Geodiversity Atlas provides basic information on the significant geologic features and processes occurring in the park. Links to products from Baseline Geologic and Soil Resources Inventories provide access to maps and reports. [Site Under Development] boat on lake Devonian Period—419.2 to 358.9 MYA The Devonian is part of the “Age of Fishes.” Fish fossils from Death Valley National Park shed light on the early evolution of fish in North America. Tilted Devonian rocks in Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park attest to continued Appalachian Mountain formation. fossil brachiopod Paleozoic Era During the Paleozoic Era (541 to 252 million years ago), fish diversified and marine organisms were very abundant. In North America, the Paleozoic is characterized by multiple advances and retreats of shallow seas and repeated continental collisions that formed the Appalachian Mountains. Common Paleozoic fossils include trilobites and cephalopods such as squid, as well as insects and ferns. The greatest mass extinction in Earth's history ended this era. fossil corals in a rock matrix Douglas's Squirrel Curious about the Douglas's squirrel in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Medium-sized squirrel with tawny belly, gray back, whitish eye ring, and tufts on ears, in a tree. Scientist Profile: Alice Chung-MacCoubrey, Biologist and I&M Program Manager Meet Alice Chung-MacCoubrey, ecologist and program manager for the Klamath Inventory & Monitoring Network! Discover how Alice followed her passion for wildlife and the outdoors to the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring Program, and learn about her work studying bats. Biologist holds bat with gloved hands. Sculpins Curious about sculpins in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore their natural history in this edition of our monthly "Featured Creature," brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Fish with large head, large pectoral fins, and mottled, brown, orange, and pale green colors. Bigleaf Maple Curious about the bigleaf maple in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Lush ferns and mosses grow on the trunk of a large maple tree. Vaux's Swift Curious about the Vaux's swift in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. A small, pale brown, cigar-shaped bird with narrow, pointed wings, in flight. Coast Douglas-fir Curious about Douglas-fir in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly "Featured Creature," brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Six people in front of a very large Douglas-fir at Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. Pacific Madrone Curious about Pacific madrone in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly "Featured Creature," brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Close up Pacific madrone bark Oregon Grape Curious about Oregon grape in southern Oregon? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly "Featured Creature," brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Bright green, shiny leaves of a tall Oregon grape with a cluster of round blue-black berries. American Black Bear Curious about the American black bear in southern Oregon and northern California? Explore its natural history in this edition of our monthly “Featured Creature,” brought to you by the Klamath Inventory and Monitoring Network. Black-colored black bear with a dandelion in its mouth.
Park Guide National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Whiskeytown National Recreation Area The Whiskeytown Nugget Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service! Welcome to Whiskeytown! Inside you will find: Mather in the class of 1886, Albright, in the class significant political battles to save both special of 1912. Both were from California. The energetic lands and cultural resources from those who Stephen Mather was a millionaire advertisement wanted to destroy or develop these resources for executive who had made his fortune marketing personal profit and private use. Borax soap; Albright was a young lawyer who advised Mather as they took over management of this new agency in 1916, created to protect the dozen national parks mostly found in the America West. Multiple generations of families in the United the world have recreated and been inspired by countless visits to our national park sites. Thousands of rangers, maintenance and administrative staff have protected the parks Albright at my friends Scott and Susan Isaacson’s from threats and watched over visitors enjoying wedding. Albright was 92 years old, a living the parks for over a century. This will continue In 2015, Whiskeytown National Recreation legend and deeply respected for his work with the into the future, and our goal as stewards of these Area celebrated it 50th Anniversary. This dynamic Stephen Mather and following Mather’s special places, is to keep them as they are for year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the death in 1930, as the second Director of the the enjoyment of future generations to come. National Park Service. National parks such as National Park Service. Enjoy Whiskeytown National Recreation Area of Yosemite National Park were set aside for Throughout my career I have met many of the protection and preservation by President key men and women who continued to make Lincoln, as early as 1864. significant contributions to develop the National Park Service and its assets into a remarkable gift Two men played a key role in creating the for the American people. Many of these people- National Park Service, as we know it today; they -some as staff of the National Park Service, were Stephen Mather and Horace Albright. others as concerned private citizens, have fought Both had attended U.C. Berkeley, the older and be safe as you explore the park. I want all of you to take with you happy memories of your friends and family as you enjoy Whisketyown and other national park sites during this special anniversary year. Jim Milestone Park Superintendent Support Your Park with Entrance Fees Your park fees provide funding for projects that improve and enhance the experience for visitors. Applying fees to projects in the area where they were collected assures that visitors pay a share of operational costs. Eighty percent of the fees collected at Whiskeytown are returned to the park for specific projects. Recent projects have replaced the Oak Bottom Beach restroom and changing facility, renovated the campground store, and replaced informational kiosks. Future projects include improving and expanding our 52-year-old Visitor Center. For the one-time or short-term visitor, seven day passes are sold for $10 at the Visitor Center and at pay-by-envelope stations around the park. For frequent visitors, an annual park pass is sold at the visitor center for $40 and covers the entrance fee to Lassen Volcanic National Park as well. Both passes are also now sold online at the Pay.gov website. 2016 Passes Access Pass Interagency Annual Pass No charge - permanent $80 - Valid for one year from disability - Valid for a lifetime. month of purchase. Whiskeytown Annual Pass $40 - Valid for one year from month of purchase. Lassen Annual Pass $40 - Valid for one year from month of purchase. This compilation of essential park information is based on questions frequently asked by visitors and organized alphabetically to help you quickly find what you are looking for. States and millions of tourists from around In 1982, I had the honor of meeting Horace Yellowstone, date back to 1872 and portions Things you need to know, pages 2-3 Fourth Grade Pass Free - Valid for all fourth grade students and their families for the school year. Senior Pass $10 - 62 years and older Valid for a lifetime. Military Annual Pass No charge for active duty service members and their dependents. National Park Service turns 100! Pages 4-5 This year marks the National Park Service's 100th Birthday! Flip to pages 4 and 5 to read about celebrating with YOUR park. Learn about some historical milestones, and what we have planned for you this centennial year. Camping and trail information, pages 6-7 If you are planning an outdoor adventure, flip to pages 6 and 7 for a list of the park’s extensive trail system and campgrounds, essential information for each. A map will orient you to the park. What can I do in the time I have and

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