Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, CA
About Dry Creek
Dry Creek Group Campground is located on the southwest shores of Whiskeytown Lake in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, just 14 miles west of Redding, California and three hours north of Sacramento. Whiskeytown Lake offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for visitors year-round, including kayaking, sailing, fishing, swimming and water skiing. Natural Features: Dry Creek Group Campground affords beautiful lake-side views and mixed conifer, oak and maple forests, which offer pleasant shade for campers. Whiskeytown Lake is located where the Klamath Mountains, Cascade and Coast Mountain Ranges, and the Sacramento Valley meet, creating a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes. Recreation: The cool, clear waters of Whiskeytown Lake provide endless water activities. Enjoy a free, guided kayak tour through the quiet coves along the shoreline (reservations required), or explore the lake by sailing, boating, swimming, water skiing or fishing. Boats may be launched at nearby Brandy Creek Marina and moored along the sites at the campground. This picturesque mountain setting also offers ample opportunities for birdwatching, picnicking, wildlife viewing, hiking, biking and horseback riding. Facilities: This tent-only group campground contains two sites, each with two large serving tables, numerous picnic tables, a large charcoal barbecue grill, a group fire circle, bear-proof storage lockers, vault toilets and drinking water. A gravel parking area sits near the campground entrance, and campers must walk on a short trail to reach the campsites. Nearby Attractions: The Camden House Historic District is located less than 10 miles away and dates back to the California Gold Rush-era and before. Opportunities include gold panning, interpretive tours and the Camden House, built in the 1850s. ACTIVITIES Biking: Mountain Biking Boating Fishing Hiking Swimming Site
National Park Service
Dry Creek is located in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in California
From 1-5, take State Route 299 west, go west through Redding and continue approximately 8 miles west. Turn at Visitor Center onto Kennedy Memorial Drive (signs indicate Brandy Creek/Clair A. Hill Whiskeytown Dam). Go 1 mile to park headquarters; continue another mile and cross Whiskeytown Dam, continue approximately 4 miles west where pavement ends at access to Dry Creek Group Campground.
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