It’s hard to resist a dip in the glassy, cool, aquamarine waters of Whiskeytown Lake. Although swimming is permitted all over the lake, the safest and most accessible swim area is Brandy Creek. Lifeguards are present during summer months, and there are areas of shoreline that are very shallow for young learners. There’s a nice tree-lined picnic area if you want to get out of the sun and into the shade, and kayaks and Paddleboats are available for rent. Pets are not allowed on the beaches. Watch children closely, and don’t forget the sun block.