Whiskeytown Lake – Fridays Outing

Last week I showed you Mount Shasta and Lake Shasta. This week I am showing you the lake that we actually play in. Whiskeytown is west of Redding. I think it takes us about 20 minutes to get there. It has alot of history. In 1963, John F. Kennedy dedicated the dam that created the lake.

The story that I have been told is that at the bottom of it is the town of Whiskeytown. They chose to dam it up and create at a resevior. There are several day use areas and campgrounds. There are also miles and miles of hiking trails. Every year they have a Discover Whiskeytown Falls week. As you can see from the picture they are really pretty. There is also the Whiskeytown Environmental School . Both of my kids have been. They attended in the 5th grade. They came home dirty and tired and ready for a real bed. They also came home excited and happy.

Next week I am covering something special for Kim. I am sure you all will enjoy it but this weekend when I go out taking pictures I am going to be thinking of her. Can anybody guess next week’s location? Have a blessed weekend!

Published in: on April 25, 2008 at 2:44 am  Comments (5)  

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  1. Ohhhh, can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I have only been to the southern part of Cali. Too much desert for me. Looks like I need to get up north

  3. Looking forward to reading!

  4. Oooo, it’s beautiful! Something about camping for Kim?? Looking foward!

  5. hi there. Although I’m from southern Ca I lived in Redding for about a year in the 90s. It is beautiful. I love to see the pics!


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