Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown, CA 96095

Pets are allowed on the trails, in the campgrounds and in the water at non-swim beaches which are beaches without sand.

Pets are not allowed on the designated sandy swimming beaches or inside any buildings.

The following structures and/or areas are closed to pets: Whiskeytown Visitor Center, Whiskeytown Headquarters Building, Camden House, Brandy Creek Beach, Oak Bottom Beach, East Beach, Whiskey Creek Group Picnic Area Beach.

For more information about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area see here.

Before You Go Exploring in the USA

For a discussion on state law regarding cats, see here.

Most locations require pets to be on a leash less than 6 feet long. 

Typically pets are not permitted in public buildings.

National Parks

Unlike Australia, pets are welcome in National Parks in America

Cats are welcome:

  • in developed areas

  • on many trails and campgrounds

  • in some lodging facilities

Cats must be restrained, either on a leash (not exceeding 6 feet in length) or caged/crated.

Pets are not permitted:

  • in public buildings

  • public transport

  • designated swimming beaches

National Forests

Cats are allowed in national forests, but must be kept on leash (less than 6 feet in length) while in developed recreation areas and interpretive trails.

Cats are not permitted in swimming areas.