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Whiskeytown Lake, Redding

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Whiskeytown Lake is a reservoir in Shasta County in northwestern California, United States, about 8 miles (13 km) west of Redding. The lake is in the Whiskeytown Unit of the Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area.

Whiskeytown Lake has a capacity of 241,100 acre⋅ft (297.4 Gl) and is formed by Whiskeytown Dam on Clear Creek. Additional water comes from Lewiston Reservoir, supplied by the Trinity River, via the Clear Creek Tunnel, which comes from the bottom of Lewiston Lake.

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has issued a safe eating advisory for any fish caught in the Whiskeytown Lake due to elevated levels of mercury.
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  • Be sure to at least stop by to view this lake not far off the highway. I also rode down to see Crystal Creek falls trail, but did not end up hiking it.  more »
  • We got a little confused when entering the park - so used to a booth system like Yosemite so we kept driving around and realized we were getting further from civilization before turning around...  more »
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  • Beautiful ... TRINITY is my top place I want to retire.. SOON
  • This is it awesome place to go swimming it’s not too cold not too many people

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