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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

14412 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Whiskeytown, CA 96095
+1 530-246-1225
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Absolute Gem...

If you're an outdoors person you'll love this, it's like the perfect get away from the hustle... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
psidlayi
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Redding, California
Walk in Time tour: Camden House, El Dorado Mine, and gold panning in Crystal Creek

We needed something fun to close to Redding on a Saturday afternoon. The tour was well attended by... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Catherine L
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Redding, California
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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14412 Kennedy Memorial Dr, Whiskeytown, CA 96095
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you're an outdoors person you'll love this, it's like the perfect get away from the hustle & bustle whether you just want to sit & read a book, pray, chill, boat rides, swim, camp - it's great for that and more... If you're passing...More

Thank psidlayi
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We needed something fun to close to Redding on a Saturday afternoon. The tour was well attended by gold panning enthusiasts. First we toured the interior of the Camden House then walked past the farm to the El Dorado mine. The kids were very interested...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Stop here on our way during exploration of Shasta area. Enjoy the mountain drive with surprising to find this place. Good for weekend getaway, or hiking. Prepare your camera, always to stop for good photo spot.

Thank Carolyntw
Reviewed 16 December 2015

For the hikers of the world I cannot recommend Whiskeytown Falls more! This is one heck of a climb. The round trip distance is 3.4 miles but 90% of the walk to the falls is at a 55% angle! Be sure and take a portable...More

1  Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Stopped by Visitor Center first! Get map and scope out our hikes. Recommendation that with only 2-3 hours, we should do the Brandy Falls hike. The drive up was steep and slow. The hike, even slower. It was listed as Moderate, I would say Mod-Difficult....More

1  Thank kkpiercy
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Whiskeytown Lake National Recreation Area has 3 parts: Whiskeytown Unit, Trinity Unit and Shasta Unit. We went Whiskeytown Unit in April. We spent 1 day at Whiskeytown Unit and another day to hike at McCloud Falls as our spring break getaway. We drove all the...More

Thank sunloverCL
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Swimming, picnics, barbecues, fishing, kayaking; great outing for singles or families. Lots of paths for hiking, biking, or horseback riding.

1  Thank Loretta C
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We came here with a group of 30 the other day and had a wonderful time! We brought our own kayaks and paddle boards but you can rent them there if you don't have them yourself. If you don't want to paddle around there is...More

Thank J D
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Kids wanted to swim so we decided to check out the Brandy Creek picnic area and beach. Wonderful area. Picnic benches under the shade, small market, large swim area, and lifeguards on duty until 5. It was perfect for a hot Summer day.

Thank ksjr2007
Reviewed 2 June 2015

If you are looking for some moderate hiking activity, Brandy Creek Falls Trail is the one to try out. Plan for 3-4 hours of leisurely hike and ample picture-taking along the way and at the waterfalls. Toward the end, the hike narrows and climbs a...More

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Pat C
What kind of camping is there? How hard is the walk to the water falls. When is there open swiming in Brandy Creek?
17 February 2015|
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Response from Rebekajean | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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Pat C
What kind of camping is there? How hard is the walk to the water falls. When is there open swiming in Brandy Creek?
17 February 2015|
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