Whiskey Creek boat launch and parking to close temporarily

The boat launch and parking area at Whiskey Creek in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will be closed to the public January 8-10, 2010.  The closure is to allow the local Redding based California Army National Guard to train at this location with their bridge bay and bridge erection boats and support equipment.  The closure will be in effect just during the three days Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Chief Ranger Jim Richardson stated “This element of our National Guard needs an appropriate location to train with their unique set of equipment and personnel in support of missions that may be assigned to the National Guard.  We are happy to be able to help support our nation’s war efforts by supplying a nearly ideal location for this training.”

Fishermen and other boaters who regularly use Whiskey Creek as their favorite boating location are asked to use launch areas at Oak Bottom or Brandy Creek Marina during this closure.