Whiskeytown has meant so much to the history of mountain biking not just in our area but to mountain biking in general, please take some time to write it down so the future know just how lucky they are to have Whiskeytown in their backyard! 

Whiskeytown News Release May 19, 2015

Sealing of the Children’s Time Capsule

Request for Letters from Children and Adults Describing Impressions of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

The National Park Service is now accepting letters describing people’s impressions and stories of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in celebrating the park’s 50th Anniversary as a national park site. All letters will be placed inside the Children’s Time Capsule and sealed for the next 50 years until 2065. We are asking people of Northern California to collect individual letters and photographs describing their thoughts and stories about Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. The capsule’s information will be used to compare visitor experiences 50 years from now when the park turns 100 years old in 2065. We would like all contributors to include any photographs and answer the following questions:

1. What do you enjoy most about visiting Whiskeytown National Recreation Area?
2. What are your favorite memories (or stories) of Whiskeytown?

All children and families who participate in writing their time capsule letter are asked to clearly sign and print their name and include their email address for historical documentation purposes. All letters will be reviewed and only letters that are appropriate will be sealed in the Children’s Time Capsule. A final list of names for the submitted letters will be recorded prior to the Children’s Time Capsule being sealed.

Children who submitted a letter or email can return to the park for the re-opening of the Children’s Time Capsule and view the capsule’s contents in 2065. National Park Service Historians can use the letters, emails and artifacts comparing the differences between these two periods in the park’s history.
Please send the letters to: Superintendent Jim Milestone
National Park Service
P.O. Box 188
Whiskeytown, CA 96095

Emails can be sent to Jim_Milestone@nps.gov. Subject: Time Capsule.

Don’t let your story be left out of the Children’s Time Capsule! Write your letter now!

For inquirers, please feel free to call Superintendent Jim Milestone at 530-242-3460. Thank you for participating in the Children’s Time Capsule at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.