Dry Creek Group Campground

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown Lake

Dry Creek Group Campground, Whiskeytown Lake, CA

Dry Creek Group Campground

Whiskeytown 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.

Dry Creek Group Campground

Dry Creek Group Tent Campground is on the south shore of Whiskeytown Lake in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. 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.

Dry Creek Group Tent Campground has 2 campsites. Each site can accommodate from 20 up to 50 people. Both sites may be reserved together for groups up to a maximum of 100. Each campsite has 2 large serving tables, many picnic tables, a large charcoal barbecue grill, a cleared fire pit area, vault toilets, bear-proof storage lockers and drinking water. Boats may be moored alongside the campground. RVs, campers, or trailers are not allowed. No generators are allowed.

Campground Basics
Location: Just beyond Brandy Creek Maria off Kennedy Memorial Dr., off Hwy. 299 at Whiskeytown Lake, 15 miles west of I-5 in Redding
Elevation: 1,280 feet
Nearby Cities: 14 miles from Redding
Number of Sites: 2
Open - Closed: April through October
Max. People per Site: 50 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: As space permits
Pets: On leash, always attended
Park Service Fee Program Office: (530) 242-3412

Reservations required Whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 12 months in advance of arrival date.
Camping Limit: 14 days from May 15 to September 15 and 30 days total for the calendar year.
Wheelchair accessible Sites: Accessible sites and restrooms
Camping Fees: $80 per night per site
does not include daily entrance fee
Reservations: Dry Creek Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: Noon, Noon

Dry Creek Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: 2 large serving tables, many picnic tables, small and large charcoal barbecue grills, a cleared fire pit area, bear-proof storage lockers
Campground: Vault toilets, piped water, drinking fountain, recycling bins
Showers: Outdoor showers at Brandy Creek Campground
Dump station: Nearby
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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