Destroyed by flooding
CA Hwy 299, 11.3 mi W of Redding, CA


Whiskeytown Lake

Photo taken by Richard Doody in October 2012



"WHISKEYTOWN - Settled by gold miners in 1849, the town was first called Whiskey Creek for the stream on which it was located, but later the name was changed to Whiskeytown. A barrel of whiskey lost off a pack mule christened the stream with the popular drink of that day. The town is inundated by Whiskeytown Reservoir." - California Historic Landmark No.131

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • April 1, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


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