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Whiskeytown Lake
Whiskeytown Lake

Whiskeytown Lake

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Whiskeytown , CA 96095
(530) 242-3400
https://www.nps.gov/whis/index.htm
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Such an amazing place too swim.

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Chico, California, USA

Great for swimming, hiking, boating, kayaking and camping! By far the cleanest lake I’ve seen

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Ottawa, Canada

Whiskeytown Lake’s beautiful crystal-clear waters, surrounded by mountain peaks, are perhaps the most prominent feature of the park. However, water-based recreation is only a small part of what the park has to offer. The 39,000 acres surrounding the lake hold four waterfalls, pristine mountain creeks, 70 miles of trails, and opportunities to explore the history of the California Gold Rush.

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Colton, California

Our Family Fave ! One of the Shasta County hidden treasures. My Favorite times are summer evening swims when the sun is setting !!! Paradise!

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Burns, Kansas

A must-do for visitors to the area. Whiskeytown Lake is a National Recreation Area with something for everyone. Rated as one of the nation's top 10 sailing lakes, it's also a great fishing lake. Water skiiers, sail boats, and kayakers all coexist peacefully in this large, beautiful lake. But the lake is only part of the story. There are also fabulous hiking trails (don't miss the spectacular waterfall) and mountain bike trails.

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Local from Redding, California

Many go visitors go to Lake Shasta and it has its pluses, but many locals love this lake and surroundings.

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Lakehead, California, USA

Beaches for swimming, trails for hiking and sightseeing!

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Such an amazing place too swim.

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Paradise, California
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