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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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  • Always a beautiful lake to drive out to and take in the scenery. Prior to the Carr Fire the entire hillside was green and lush in the spring to early summer. I would recommend renting a boat and...  more »
  • Hotel receptionist recommended this lake- had no idea it was there. Hot day, nice to sit on the edge and cool off. Has picnic tables and looked good for kids- lots of rafts and floats.  more »
  • 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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