Whiskeytown Lake, Oakbottom Recreational Area, Shasta County

I went to Whiskeytown Lake off of Highway 299, in Shasta county.  It’s one of my favorite lakes and I drive by it all the time.    It was a very hot day and the lake was spectacular, as usual.  We swam near the same spot that my parents would sometimes stop at during my childhood.  It is the north west end of the lake, near Oakbottom Recreational Area, follow highway 299 West towards Eureka, California, which is the coast.

Whiskeytown lake is in northern California Shasta county, near Trinity county.
Whiskeytown lake at the Oakbottom exit.

 

Whiskeytown lake in Shasta county, California.
Whiskeytown Lake.
I was almost to my neck in water with this shot.

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Rustic Cottages, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Vista, Placer County

Lots of outdoor water activities to do in Lake Tahoe, California, Nevada.
Paddle boarding dog on Lake Tahoe at Tahoe Vista, CA.

Get ready for summer everyone!  Number one destination for many people that I know in the summer is Lake Tahoe.  World wide Tahoe is known for it’s vast amount of snow, and snow sports, but summer is just as much fun as the winter on and around Lake Tahoe.  You can hike to the peaks of various mountains!  I myself have hiked Mt. Rose and many areas near Tahoe Donner.  There is river rafting and tubing on the Truckee river.  The Shakespeare Festival near the east shore on the Nevada side, at Sand Harbor is another great event.

 

 

 

 

Tahoe Vista, Lake Tahoe, Rustic cottages, Placer county, beautiful lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe, Rustic Cottages.

My family has visited all sides of lake Tahoe!  We found Rustic Cottages because they had more than just a room for everyone.  We can have a cabin or two, and also rent the smaller cabins, so that each family within the family has their own cabin.  We all join in the breakfast cabin in the a.m and have our lunches and meals at the cabin that our family rented.  It’s a fabulous time, and we have our own little retreats also, while on a family vacation.

Rustic Cottages on Lake Tahoe, at Tahoe Vista, is a great place to escape, and enjoy the mountains of the Tahoe region, and Placer counties, and other counties.  Rustic Cottages, is in Tahoe Vista, on the California side.  It’s just a short ways from Incline Village, which is on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe.

 

 

The cottages are cute, and self sufficient, and the cabins are great with hot tubs out side on the decks.  With each cabin or cottage rental, you get your own mug to take home too, which is a pretty neat souvenir.

http://www.rusticcottages.com

Tahoe Vista, Lake Tahoe, Rustic cottages, Placer county, beautiful lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe, view of the lake from the beach.

 

 

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Beautiful lake Whiskeytown in northern CA.

Whiskeytown Lake from the South Side

Whiskeytown lake in northen CA, in Shast county west of Redding CA. The water is blue, green, clearn and gorgeous.
Whiskeytown lake is beautiful and wonderful to swim in.

 

Finally, I managed to get to the lake and swim. I have been to this same spot a couple of times, but not yet this year. It is located on the South side of the lake, after you drive over the dam. I love this spot, the water reminds me of the sea.

Whiskey town lake is wonderful because no matter the drought, it will always be full and ready for activities, camping, boating, kayaking, skiing, sailing, or whatever activity you would like.

Below is Lily, my Mom’s dog, she loved the water, but not necessarily to swim. She never went any deeper than her stomach. We were at the beach for two hours and she did not sit once.

 

Lily a white lab and shepard mix enjoying the refreshing waters of Whiskeytown lake.
Lily enjoying Whiskeytown lake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

upclose shot of the beautiful Whiskeytown lake with the bluish green water and at the very top of the pic in the distance you can see the mountrain range leading to Trinity county.
Beautiful Whiskeytown Lake, in Shasta county.

 

These pictures were taken on the south east side of the lake, it has a white sand and more granite.  Other parts of the lake can have red sand for instance.

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Whiskeytown Lake, Oak Bottom Water Ditch Trail.

Beautiful Whiskeytown Lake in northern California, bright blue and green waters and blue skies with lots of pine trees and douglas fir trees.
Whiskeytown lake is usually always full in the summertime.
Whiskeytown Lake in Shasta county is a great getaway for the day for many Shasta county and Trinity county residents.  A great place to get out for hiking and getting outdoors.  We went for a hike last weekend out at Whiskeytown lake and it was quite warm.  The trail we chose was a beginning level trail, mostly shady and very pleasant overall.
Whiskeytown lake is full up to the shore with water, as well as other lakes in northern California.  Lot’s of rain and snow this year, and late in the season. This is going to be an excellent year to enjoy our rivers, creeks and lakes for sure.  
Beautful tree lined trail in Whiskeytown Lake, Oakbottom Ditch Trail, northern California. Pictue is a trail lined with trees hanging over.
Beautiful trail at Whiskeytown Lake, in Shasta county.
Oak Bottom Water Ditch Trail was originally a  canal system that provided water to the mining operations in Clear creek.  The Water Ditch Trail, meanders, along the lake and also highway 299 west towards Clear creek.  The trail is well shaded, and right on the lake for the most part.  We did not hike the whole trail, it is 2.75 miles one way.
 
Beautiful day on Whiskeytown lake in Shasta county.
Portion of the Oak Bottom Water Ditch Trail.
We found these quaint man made steps from stone and cement.
A dead tree in the sea green colored part of the lake.

 

Lots of wild flowers in the spring at Whiskeytown lake.

 

Here is a link to the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area website.  There you can view information about the different trails and more.
 

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