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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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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This is a beautiful place to swim deep, clear waters with lots of huge rock formations.

Canyon Creek, Junction City, California

Beautiful Canyon Creek in Junction City, CA, is a great place to swim, large rocks and beautiful clear deep waters makes a great place to dive and swim.
Canyon Creek swimming hole.

Went swimming at this swimming hole today, it was very hot, and the water perfectly cool. It was also very refreshing and beautiful. There were kids there and adults jumping off the rocks, into the deeper parts of the water. Although there are still fires burning around this area, it happened to be pretty clear at the time we were there.

 

Although swim season is just about over, the days are still pretty hot, and I am sure people are still swimming now.  The water is probably a bit cooler now.  But in the hot days it’s refreshing.  There are still many fires happening all around California and the skies can be a bit overcast, and smokey at times.  Pictured here it was a smokey day.

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Canyon Creek with large black rocks and deep waters to dive and jump into. located in junction city, california.
Everyone loves to swim at Canyon Creek.
Beautiful clear and deep water to jump and dive into and explore.
Beautiful deep green and clear waters you can see below.

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Helene in Trinity County, California

Helene, down river, near Big Flat is beautiful, this creek runs into the Trinity river.  The creek is much warmer water than the river.  The water is clear, crisp, and wonderful to swim in!

There are several places to swim and this one is a bit of a hike to get into. It’s doesn’t have a very well marked trail, and you have to be very careful.  You could end up hurt if you slip or fall.

Beautiful round creek rocks and clear water, at Helene creek in Trinity county, California.
Beautiful rocks and water at Helene.
Beautiful green waters and a swimming hole surrounded by large rocks, at Helene creek in Trinity county, California
View of the swimming hole.
Beautiful clear water with beautiful rocks at the bottom, at Helene creek in Trinity county, California
Rocks and water at Helene.
Beautiful swimming hole at Helene creek in Trinity county, California
Beautiful water to swim in!
Beautiful swimming holes with large rocks to jump off of, at Helene creek, Trinity county, California
Helene, California.
Helene creek in Trinity county, California
View of the Canyon at Helene.
Helene creek in Trinity county, California
Helene creek, Trinity county.