Whiskeytown Celebrates Fifth Annual Waterfall Week

As part of the larger National Park Week celebration, the 5th annual Waterfall Week celebration begins on April 16 at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and continues through April 24.  This special event is also designated as a fee-free period throughout the National Park Service to encourage visitors to experience and discover our national treasures.  Visitors to Whiskeytown do not need to display a parking pass on their vehicles during this period.

This year’s National Park Week focuses on Healthy Parks, Healthy People, and highlights the connection between human and environmental health, and the vital role America’s national parks play in both.  “Meeting the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge fits very nicely with this theme by encouraging everyone, especially children, to enjoy a physical outdoor activity in a healthy environment by visiting all four spectacular waterfalls in Whiskeytown,” stated Superintendent Jim Milestone.  “We hope to have 1,000 children hike to the park’s waterfalls this spring and enjoy the magnificence of their cascading waters,” concluded Milestone.   Interpretive rangers will be available at Whiskeytown Falls on both weekends during Waterfall Week to provide art supplies for children and their families so they can create a personal and artistic expression of the falls.

Scheduled hikes to Whiskeytown Falls and other areas will also be offered starting Waterfall Week and continuing through the spring season. Space is limited and reservations for these hikes are required.  Call the Visitor Center at (530) 246-1225 during the hours of 10:00a.m. and 4p.m. daily, to reserve a spot for these special hikes.