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Kayak Program

FOW has donated funds for the purchase of kayak for the extremely popular program.  According to Jim Milestone, Superintendent, “…

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Artist in Residence and Art in the Park Programs

The residence program provides professional     artists from around the world  the opportunity to stay in a rustic cabin and pursue…

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Shasta Trinity Trail

The Shasta-Trinity Trail is a joint community project.  The trail is actually many trails all leading to one  destination, Whiskeytown…

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Waterfall Week

This annual event continues to draw local residents and out of area visitors to hike "To the Falls."

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 50th anniversary


WhiskeytownNational Recreation Area is turning 50 years old and to celebrate the North State's premier recreation area we are inviting you to join us for "Symphony on the Beach!" This free event is Saturday, August 22, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Brandy Creek Beach.

The event kicks off with the dedication of the Stephen Mather Commemorative plaque followed by the official loading and sealing of the Children's Time Capsule.The National Park Service wants your letters and photos describing your family's stories and experiences from visiting Whiskeytown. A special letter writing table will be at the event for those last minute letters to be sealed in the special time capsule for next 50 years and opened when the park turns 100 years old in 2065.Don't let your letter to the future be left out of the time capsule!

The Shasta Symphony will perform on Brandy Creek Beach with Conductor Dwayne Corbin leading the orchestra.During the performance, the public is invited to participate in lighting your own floating candle luminary memorial on Whiskeytown Lake in Brandy Creek Lagoon in celebration of 50 years of quality recreation.

We hope you can join us to celebrate the past and future of Whiskeytown on August 22!

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The Friends are looking for board members and volunteers to assist with the events and projects they support. If you love Whiskeytown and have a couple of hours to spare each month, please consider how you could help support this beautiful park and lake.

The Friends of Whiskeytown holds an annual fundraiser, the Brandy Creek Luau. Additionally, the organization also supports many important Whiskeytown projects and events such as funding the hiring of students to work on conservation and trails projects; purchasing equipment for the free ranger-led kayak tours; purchasing supplies for the annual Harvest Festival and Old Time Holiday, and the Pick Up Lake Litter event, and operating the park Artist-in-Residence program and completing footbridge and trails projects. 


The Friends of Whiskeytown board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month upstairs at the YMCA, 1155 Court St. in Redding. Meetings start at 6pm and last from 1 to 1 1/2 hrs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark your Calendars for December 5, 2015 when the National Park Service will again offer its popular Old Time Holiday Event at the Camden House. This popular event is free, and everyone has the opportunity to create holiday wreaths and decorations. 


All donations to the Friends of Whiskeytown are tax deductible under IRS 501 (c) 3 Not for Profit Tax Code, as permitted by law.