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Whiskeytown Lake welcomes 4th of July visitors

In Shasta County, people celebrated the 4th of July by hitting the Whiskeytown Lake.

Posted: Jul 5, 2020 10:13 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Dozens of people went to enjoy the views and recreation areas at Whiskeytown Lake on July 4. For the most part, people kept themselves within their groups and socially distanced.

"We're just here at the lake. We're going to go kayaking, paddleboarding… Have a good time," said Macy Cascarina. "Enjoy what America is for, get that freedom, so it's nice to have that privilege."

Many dressed in their red, white and blue. People like Kim Leichner, who's visiting from out of town, said she is keeping in mind the safety precautions.

"We have friends that are camping with tents. We're just camping, social distancing with friends, so kind of staying separated," said Leichner. "So we're on one side, they're on the other side, but otherwise we're self-contained in our little area."

Tom Miller also came from out of town and said he came north to sightsee.

"We're going to be in Redding, spending the night in Redding and we're going to the civic center to watch the fireworks for tonight," said Miller.

At Oak Bottom Marina, a packed parking lot, but many kept their distance kayaking, paddleboarding and boating.

"We brought the kayaks down," said Lisa Taylor. "We're going to go kayaking, stroll around the lake and take it easy and enjoy the mountain, enjoy the lake."

People said it is important to have fun and enjoy the holiday weekend, safely.

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