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National Park Service to Open Whiskeytown Recreation Areas After Carr Fire

The Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is set to re-open Whiskey Creek and East Beach after the Carr Fire.

Posted: Aug 29, 2018 3:56 PM

WHISKEYTOWN, Calif. - The National Park Service is planning to reopen the Whiskey Creek and East Beach areas of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area on Saturday, Sept. 1. 

The reopening is planned to take place at 6:05 a.m. 

All other areas of the park including trails, campgrounds and facilities will remain closed due to hazardous conditions following the Carr Fire. 

“We are pleased to begin the reopening process of the park, thanks to the hard work of the Whiskeytown park staff and our National Park Service colleagues from around the country who have assisted in the recovery,” said Patrick Gubbins, Acting Superintendent of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.

The National Park Service has put the following provisions in place for the reopening: 

- Whiskey Creek, East Beach and the Shasta Divide Nature Trail will be open for day-use only

- Whiskeytown Lake will open to boating, swimming, fishing and water skiing during the day only 

- Stopping is not allowed on John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive 

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