Whiskey Springs, California

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Whiskey Springs
Whiskey Springs is located in California
Whiskey Springs
Whiskey Springs
Location in California
Whiskey Springs is located in the United States
Whiskey Springs
Whiskey Springs
Whiskey Springs (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°21′48″N 123°40′00″W / 39.36333°N 123.66667°W / 39.36333; -123.66667Coordinates: 39°21′48″N 123°40′00″W / 39.36333°N 123.66667°W / 39.36333; -123.66667
CountryUnited States
CountyMendocino County
Elevation600 ft (183 m)

Whiskey Springs is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located 8 miles (13 km) north-northwest of Comptche,[2] at an elevation of 600 feet (183 m).[1] The location was named teamsters stopping there during trips. In 1936, a fire suppression camp consisting of temporary structures was built at the site.[3] The camp was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. As of 1936, the spring itself provided a year-round flow of water.[4] In 1974, the United States Forest Service conducted redwood regeneration tests at Whiskey Springs.[5]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Whiskey Springs, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 166. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ "Fire Sub Camp". Mendocino Coast Beacon. February 15, 1936.
  4. ^ "Willits Letter". Mendocino Coast Beacon. March 21, 1936.
  5. ^ "Assessor to Discuss Timber Taxes". Mendocino Coast Beacon. September 19, 1974.