Fundraisers, donations from the public, and grants are the Friends of Whiskeytown’s sole support. The Friends uses these funds to improve the recreational enjoyment of visitors to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. All donations are tax-deductible under IRS 501(c)3 Not for Profit tax code, as permitted by law.

Most recently your support, and grants received have contributed directly to the following programs and initiatives:

Purchase of a kayak fleet based at Oak Bottom Marina
Improved safety for hikers at Boulder Creek and at the Whiskeytown Falls lower bridge
with the installation of new bridges
Funding of Student Conservation Association paticipants for eight weeks, working on a
crew of student interns repairing Kanaka trails and installing the Boulder Creek Bridge;
Purchase of a kayak shed and site preparation materials at Oak Bottom Marina for the
new kayak fleet
Planning and funding assistance, and volunteers at the following annual events:
Luau at Brandy Creek Beach (June)

Pick Up Lake Litter Day  (September)

Old Time Holiday Wreath Making Event at Camden House (December)

Harvest Festival (September or October)

Sponsor the Annular Eclipse and Transit of Venus Viewing Events. The Friends of Whiskeytown supplied Solar Viewing Glasses and paid for the production of commemorative posters

  • Refreshments for the NPS’s Park Volunteer Appreciation Evening, attended by 130 volunteers
  • Support of five artists participating in the Artists in Residence program
  • Sponsored the “Whiskeytown Webcam,” bringing real time images of Whiskeytown Lake to computer screens around the world!
Purchased posters and commemorative pins for the Whiskeytown Dam 50th Anniversary event: Sunrise Celebration and Historical Presentations.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Friends of Whiskeytown. Your generosity will ensure the continuation of these programs.

Checks may be mailed to Friends of Whiskeytown, P.O. Box 2, Whiskeytown, CA 96095, or make your donation through PayPal.

Thank you for your support!