In 1963, the President's Recreation Advisory Committee issued an Executive Branch policy that established criteria for establishing National Recreation Areas. The policy also called for all future National Recreation Areas to be established by acts of the United States Congress. In 1964, Congress made Lake Mead National Recreation Area to first such area to be established by statute.
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has been a popular destination for many years, and Whiskeytown Lake’s 36 miles of shoreline boasts great opportunities for fishing, sailing, kayaking and waterskiing.
Hikers are now finding the park in increasing numbers, and many are finding their way to Whiskeytown Falls. For several decades this series of waterfalls over 220ft in height was a closely guarded secret, and possibly so secret according to reports that at one time the National Park Service might have actually misplaced its location. Read More
National Recreation Area (NRA) is a designation for a protected area in the United States.