Oak Bottom Campground has an excellent tent camping are along the shore of the lake. The RV sites are in a separate area and are nothing more than a parking lot.
Oak Bottom Campground is on the north shore of Whiskeytown Lake in the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. It is the only family campground on the shores of Whiskeytown Lake. 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.
Oak Bottom Campground is divided into 2 sections - an RV section and a tent section. The tent campground contains 94 walk-in campsites. Seventeen of the tent campsites are lakeside sites. Boats may be moored near them. A maximum of 2 tents is allowed per site. Sleeping in vehicles at the tent campground is not permitted.
The RV Campground at Oak Bottom has 22 campsites in a parking area near the launch ramp. All sites are on asphalt and have no shade. There is water nearby, but there are no tables, hook-ups, or fire grates. No tents are allowed in the RV Campground.
|Oak Bottom Campground Basics|
|Oak Bottom Campground Location:||Off Highway 299 at Whiskeytown Lake, 14 miles west of I-5 in Redding|
|Nearby Cities:||13 miles from Redding|
|Number of Sites:||Tent sites - 94
RV sites - 22
|Open - Closed:||Open year-round|
|Max. People per Site:||6 (including children), max. 2 tents|
|Vehicles per Site:||1 at tent camping parking lot
overflow parking available
|Pets:||On leash, always attended, $2 per night|
|Whiskeytown Visitor Center:||(530) 246-1225|
|Reservations Available:||Mid-May through mid-September, otherwise 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:||Some sites are accessible|
|Camping Fees:||Lakeside tent sites - $26 per night
Other tent sites - $24 per night
RV sites - $21 per night mid-April to mid-October ($14 off-season)
|Reservations:||Oak Bottom Campground Reservations: (530) 359-2269|
|Check-in, check-out:||2:00 PM, Noon|
|Oak Bottom Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Tent sites only - picnic table, food locker, fire grate|
|Campground:||Tent & RV sites - restrooms with flush toilets, piped water, amphitheater, store|
|Showers:||Yes, coin operated|
|Campground Map:||Oak Bottom Campground Map|
|Attractions near Oak Bottom Campground:||Nearby are a marina, launch ramp, and swim beach. Hike the Oak Bottom Ditch Trail. Attend interpretive programs during the summer at the amphitheater.|