Welcome to Whiskeytown Lake

The visitors center has knowledgeable staff that can answer your questions about the area. Look for ranger-led interpretive programs and guided walks. The hike from the visitors center to roaring Whiskeytown Falls (3.4 miles round-trip) follows a former logging road and is a good quick trip.

On the western side of the lake, the Tower House Historic District contains the El Dorado mine ruins and the pioneer Camden House, open for summer tours. In winter it’s an atmospheric place to explore.

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Whiskeytown Lake in detail