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Whiskeytown - Shasta - Trinity National Recreation Area

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Address: Mount Shasta, CA
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This region consists of 254,500 acres of scenic forest, lakes and mountain...

This region consists of 254,500 acres of scenic forest, lakes and mountain landscape, offering a wealth of recreational opportunities from hiking and canoeing to fishing and camping.

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Beautiful!!

Such a beautiful area. Hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, boating, swimming and so much more. Only disappointment...There is no Whiskeytown town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Such a beautiful area. Hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, boating, swimming and so much more. Only disappointment...There is no Whiskeytown town.

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Thank crysroughgo
Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Whiskeytown Lake and its surrounding protected woodlands can take you months to explore. I have been in Redding for 4 months and have not seen everything I wanted to see. If you are a hiker or mountain bike lover, the trails surrounding Whiskeytown Lake are nothing short of amazing. I have documented many trails on TripAdvisor, so check them out... More 

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

I was there in July and the lake was still full! Popular beach area near where Brandy Creek enters the lake with a marina nearby. Gold mining history at Camden House and El Dorado mine/stamp mill (short hike). Hikes to waterfalls (I went to Crystal Creek and Boulder Creek Falls (see pictures)). Pretty area, but it is hot in the... More 

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1 Thank Harold W
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Stopped by the Ranger station for a map hunting for a picnic rest stop driving north on I-5, unfortunately most areas seem to have almost no lake. I've driven this road many times and was with older relatives (in their 80's) who have been coming through here since the 1930's; however, this was the lowest any of us have ever... More 

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

Whiskeytown lake is nothing less than Beautiful, in the summer it is full of crystal clear coolish water, nice beaches..albeit not natural sand as it is a man made reservoir, except the public beach areas. Some shade trees! By far the best lake in Northern California, Trinity and Shasta are mud holes in Comparison, the only thing to consider is... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

Enjoyed the view of the lake and the memorial to John F Kennedy, the location of his last dedication before his assassination. A nice little gift shop with very friendly and helpful staff. We came back another day to rent a pontoon boat at the local marina...now that was a wonderful experience! A hot sunny afternoon cursing around the gorgeous... More 

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Thank Pat H
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

One afternoon I spend on a lovely beach at whiskey town lake. What a lovely and peaceful place. Very friendly people were there and everybody seemed to be very chilled and relaxed. Loved this place. Geese family walking on my blanket really nice...

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Keno, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

We had a great day on the water. The only down side was the wait at the boat launch both coming and going.

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Wonderful trails, variety of easy to difficult. Public restrooms available at most trails. Clear water, and some lovely beach areas. Highly recommend for a morning/afternoon out.

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1 Thank Josh S
Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

My favorite lake in this area is Whiskeytown. So clean and cold, my family has enjoyed many wonderful days at this local treasure!

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