Brandy Creek RV Campground

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown Lake

Brandy Creek RV Campground, Whiskeytown Lake, CA

Brandy Creek RV Campground

National Recreation Area
Attractions and Activities

  • Whiskeytown Lake is popular for fishing, swimming, boating, waterskiing, and scuba diving.
  • Hiking, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, and mountain biking are big attractions along the surrounding trails.
  • Visit the historic Tower House Historic District, pan for gold, see the 1852 Camden House
  • Hike to waterfalls and mountain tops. Take the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge and hike to all 4 waterfalls.
  • Stop in the Visitor Center for interpretive exhibits and a park overview
  • Attend a ranger-led interpretive program offered in the summer.
  • Children can participate in a range of exciting Junior Ranger Programs, such as the Kayak Program and Junior Firefighter.
  • Join a ranger-led kayak tour.

Key Regulations

  1. Entrance Passes are required in addition to camping fees. ($10 for 7 days)
  2. Bears: Store all food and similar items in your RV.
  3. Generators may only be operated from 6 AM to 10 PM.
  4. Jet Skis are not allowed on the lake.
  5. Dogs are not permitted on beaches.
  6. Those taking up more than one RV space must pay for both. Maximum of 2 spaces per family.

Brandy Creek RV Campground

Brandy Creek RV Campground is located on the south shore of Whiskeytown Lake in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The campground is for self-contained RVs or trailers only. This includes cab-over campers and pop-up tent trailers as long as they have a toilet. No tents are allowed.

Visitors to the campground enjoy hiking to nearby waterfalls and through old-growth forests. Beaches are found at Oak Bottom, Brandy Creek and East Beach. The lake is popular for fishing, boating, waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, and canoeing.

Brandy Creek RV Campground has 32 spaces on an asphalt surface with little shade. The sites do not have tables, hook-ups, or fire pits. Campers may bring their own self-contained fire pits. There is water available nearby. Also nearby are restrooms and cold showers (summer only).

Campground Basics
Location: Near Brandy Creek Maria off Kennedy Memorial Dr., off Hwy. 299 at Whiskeytown Lake, 14 miles west of I-5 in Redding
Elevation: 1,280 feet
Nearby Cities: 13 miles from Redding
Number of Sites: 32
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 10 (including children), max. 2 tents
Vehicles per Site: As space permits
Pets: On leash, always attended
Park Service Fee Program Office: (530) 242-3412

No Reservations First come, first served
Camping Limit: 14 days from May 15 to September 15 and 30 days total for the calendar year.
Max. RV/Trailer Length: 32 feet
Wheelchair accessible Sites: Most sites are accessible
RV Camping Fees: $15 per night
does not include daily entrance fee
Check-in, check-out: any time, Noon

Brandy Creek RV Campground Amenities
Campsites: No tables, fire pits, or hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, piped water
Showers: Outdoor, summer only
Dump station: Yes
Nearby attractions: Brandy Creek Beach (lifeguards on duty), marina, launch ramp, Monarch Mountain Trail, Brandy Creek Trail and Brandy Creek Falls, amphitheater with interpretive programs in summer

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