About Whiskeytown Lake

Whiskeytown Lake is a reservoir in Shasta County in northwestern California, United States, about 8 miles (13 km) west of Redding. The lake, with 36 miles of shoreline, takes its name from the Gold Rush mining town beneath its waters, which was inundated after the building of 282-foot Whiskeytown Dam in 1963. But this reservoir has the heart of a natural lake, with more than 3,000 surface acres of crystal-clear water.