About Us

arrowheadFriends of Whiskeytown, Inc. was created as an independent non-profit, 501 (c) 3, organization for the purpose of securing private funding for park projects due to the shortfall of public funding in the National Parks. Friends or FOW was incorporated in November 2002.

Our Mission:

Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc. is a non-profit organization cooperating with the National Park Service in the stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Cooperation may be provided through supporting appropriate visitor opportunities to observe, experience and understand the character of the area; working with park staff and completing special projects; and taking the lead in fundraising for special projects.

President:    Donald R. Reynolds, C.P.A.
Vice President:
Treasurer:           Susan Lynette Shaw
Secretary:           Tammy Reynolds


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.

Friends of Whiskeytown holds annual fundraisers. 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 and paddle board tours; purchasing supplies for the annual Harvest FestivalOld Time Holiday, and Pick Up Lake Litter events; and completing footbridge and trails projects.

Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc. (FOW) 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. Due to Covid-19 we have been meeting via an online app instead of in person. If you would like a link for our next meeting contact us today!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Email: info@friendsofwhiskeytown.org

Donations? Click here for more information. You may also send us an email regarding donations or contact us at P.O. Box 2, Whiskeytown, CA 96095