Oak Bottom Campground is the only campground located on the shores of Whiskeytown Lake. The campground is operated by a concessionaire, Forever Resorts, and is open year round. The tent campground contains 100 sites. Seventeen of the sites are located on the shoreline and your boat may be moored on your site. Each tent site has a table, fire grate, and bear-proof storage locker. Two tents may be put up in each site. There are two restrooms with flush toilets. All sites are walk-in; the distance from the parking area to your campsite may be anywhere from 10 to 500 feet. Sleeping in vehicles is not allowed in the tent area. The recreational vehicle campground contains 22 sites and is located in the large parking area near the launch ramp. The campground is on the asphalt and has no shade. There is a restroom in the RV campground. The sites do not have tables, hookups, or fire grates, but there are a dump station and a water source nearby. No tents are allowed in the RV area. The RV campground is a 5 to 15 minute walk from the tent campground. Reservations Site-specific reservations can be made by calling the campground store at (530) 359-2269. Rates SHORELINE TENT SITE FEE TENT SITE FEE RV SITE FEE $18.00/Site/Night $16.00/Site/Night $14.00/Site/Night Winter Rates: All sites are $10 per night from October 15 to April 15. Pets: $2.00 fee per night per pet. Golden Age or Golden Access Passport holders, or holders of the America the Beautiful Senior or Access pass may stay for fifty percent of the normal nightly rate. The cardholder must be present upon check-in. Camping Limits During the summer season, May 15 through October 15, the camping limit is 14 days. During the winter season, October 16 through May 14, the camping limit is 30 days, which is also the total for the entire year. Your vehicle must display a Whiskeytown Pass In addition to the campground fee, a $5 Daily, $10 Weekly, or $25 Annual pass must be purchased for the use of the recreation area. Daily and Weekly passes may be purchased with cash or check at the kiosk located in the parking lot at the campground store. All types of passes may be purchased at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center, where credit cards are accepted in addition to cash and checks. Display your pass on the dashboard of your vehicle. If you have one of the following passes, you do not have to buy a Whiskeytown pass: Golden Age and Access Passports; America the Beautiful Annual, Senior, or Access Pass. Display the pass on the dashboard of your vehicle. Whiskeytown Oak Bottom Campground General Information National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Contact Information Oak Bottom Campground Store (530) 359-2269 Forever Resorts Whiskeytown Website: www.whiskeytownmarinas.com Facilities and Activities A small store is located at the campground and carries basic supplies. Showers are available in the restrooms at Oak Bottom swim beach. Cold showers are free, but there is a charge for hot showers. Showers may not be available during the winter months. Firewood is extremely limited and you should plan to bring your own. You may also purchase firewood at the campground store. Popular activities at Oak Bottom include swimming, boating, fishing, and hiking. A boat launch ramp is located adjacent to the RV Campground. A variety of boats can be rented at the marina. Jet skis and similar brands of personal watercraft are banned on Whiskeytown Lake. A swim beach with a large picnic area, restrooms, and showers is nearby. There are no lifeguards at this beach. Alcohol is prohibited at the beach and picnic area. Free hiking guides and maps are available at the Visitor Center. Educational programs are offered from Memorial Day through Labor Day by National Park Service rangers. Junior Ranger and Junior Firefighter patches may be earned by children 7 to 12 years old. A handicapped accessible fishing pier is located at the marina and can be used year round. There is also an accessible boardwalk on the swim beach that provides access to the water. Dogs are permitted in the campground, provided they are on leash, but they are not allowed on the swim beach. They may not be left unattended at any time. There is a $2.00 fee per night per pet. Whiskeytown is Bear Country All food, pet food, beverage containers, cosmetics, toiletries, cooking utensils, dishes, and other items with food odor must be stored inside your bear-proof storage locker unless they are in immediate use. If you store food in your vehicle, store it out of sight and odor free. Bears can break into cars, so take care to store food properly. Bears that get human food sometimes become aggressive and dangerous and must be killed. Keep all wildlife healthy and wild by not feeding them or allowing them to get into your food or trash. EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA
Information courtesy of http://www.nps.gov/whis/
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