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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Whiskeytown Lake, Shasta County, California

Pictures is ahite shepard long hair in the crystal clear waters and white granite sands of Whiskeytown lake in Shasta county.
My mom’s dog Lily, she loved to swim in the lake for hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Whiskeytown lake is one of the best lakes!  We used to stop and swim all the time as kids!

 

 

 

Whiskeytown Lake, in Shasta County is one of the nicest places to relax, swim, and spend time on the lake with friends and/or family. The water is the perfect temperature, it has many great beaches, it is a campground lake and you can have recreational vehicles in the lake also. The water is clear, refreshing, and looks almost like a sea at times.

Pictures is whiskeytown lake and a sandy bank with tree roots growing into the air.
whiskeytown lake in northern California, located in Shasta county.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured is Whiskeytown lake, with bright blue and green waters and in the distance is the moutains and bright blue skies with white puffy clouds.
Whiskeytown Lake National Recreation Area, a recreation lake, and very beautiful.

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Polyphemus Moth, Whiskeytown Lake, California

I was at the lake and a little kid rescued a moth from the lake.  He put the moth in the mazanita bush.  It looks very interesting.  It seems to be injured and maybe at the end of his lifespan.  I tried to look up the type of species, but low and behold there are many many types of moths out for Shasta County alone there were 20+ types.  I had no idea.   So I thought I might be able to publish the photos, and see if anyone already knew.
Please if you have any idea what type of moth this is leave a comment.  Thanks.  I appreciate your efforts. 
Update!  This moth is called Polyphemus moth (Antheria polyphemus).  Thank you to the person who commented.  I have another wonderful picture I will publish of one.
  
 
 
 

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