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Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc., (FOWI), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to enhance visitor experiences at the Park and provide stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
RESTORING AND REOPENING WHISKEYTOWN NEWS
Whiskeytown, CA – Beginning Friday, hikers, campers, mountain bikers, trail runners, and horseback riders will be able to access several areas of the park for the first time since the Carr Fire of 2018.
“The restoration and reopening of several trails and campgrounds represent the culmination of massive amounts of hard work by Whiskeytown employees and partners,” notes Park Superintendent Josh Hoines. “I’m incredibly proud of this dedicated team and I am also incredibly excited to welcome visitors back into these areas.”
Areas that reopen Friday morning, April 1st, include the following…
The National Park Service thanks the following partners for helping with this significant round of restoration work: the Northern California Indian Development Council; Smart Business Resource Center of Redding, CA; Friends of Whiskeytown, LLC; California Conservation Corps; and Lassen Volcanic National Park’s 2021 Trail Crew.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area also thanks its following facility management employees for their hard work and dedication to restoration efforts: Jason Judd, Cara Plotkin, Jack Lienhard, Julie Hernandez, Chris Zeh, Tyler Larabee, Joe Bhagetti, DJ Swenson, Matt Smith, Mike Toberer, Tracy McClelland, Kyle Keneally, Jackson Bevier, Micheal Snyder, Hank Lamkins, Ben Johnson, Jon Fleuti, Jackson Bevier, Micheal Snyder, Ian Denzel, Michele Swartout, and Ronny Rosa.
Whiskeytown reminds visitors heading into the reopened areas that post-fire hazards still exist. Specifically, the park recommends against recreating during windy days, as hazard trees remain a threat. Whiskeytown also reminds visitors to keep out of closed areas such as the Brandy Creek Falls Trail, where significant trail washouts and hazards remain.
For more information on Boulder Creek Falls and the two trails leading to it: https://www.nps.gov/whis/planyourvisit/boulder-creek-falls.htm
For more information on camping, including how to reserve a site: https://www.nps.gov/whis/planyourvisit/whiskeytown-camping.htm
For questions, contact Scott Einberger, Supervisory Interpretive Park Ranger, at 530-356-3958 or Scott_Einberger@nps.gov.
About Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Whiskeytown is one of 423 parks within the National Park System. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area was established in 1965 to protect Whiskeytown Lake and surrounding habitat and to provide outdoor recreation opportunities for the people of the United States. The park protects a diversity of plants and animals and preserves cultural history of the Wintu People and California Gold Rush. Whiskeytown is visited by almost one million people each year. For more information, visit the park website or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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