The Glory Hole

The Glory Hole (HM171U)

Location: West Point, CA 10996 Shasta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 36.012', W 122° 32.142'

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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown Dam is protected from flooding by the circular structure located a short distance from shore. Named the Glory Hole because it resembles the trumpet-shaped morning glory flower, this structure allows overflow lake waters to drain. Water cresting the rim of the Glory Hole is funneled under the dam, empting into Clear Creek below.

Caution - for your safety, do not go near the Glory Hole.
The Glory Hole is a functional feature of Whiskeytown Dam and is not designed for recreational use. It is 260 feet deep and has no safety devices to prevent fatal falls.

Whiskeytown Dam—Type: Earth and rock fill; Height: 282 ft; Crest Length: 2,250 ft.
HM NumberHM171U
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:48am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 539283 N 4494480
Decimal Degrees40.60020000, -122.53570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.012', W 122° 32.142'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 0.72" N, 122° 32' 8.52" W
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Area Code(s)914, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 525-537 S Shore Dr, West Point CA 10996, US
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