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With 365 miles of shoreline, Shasta Lake is a boater’s paradise. With the 2016/2017 winter the lake... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Murrieta, California
The Lake is beautiful but the Caverns are where it's at

The lake is gorgeous and would definitely be something to enjoy a day or so on. However, if you... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Cora W
San Diego, California
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Lake Shasta is the largest man-made reservoir in California. Skiing, houseboating and fishing are easily accessible on the Sacramento arm of the lake.
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

With 365 miles of shoreline, Shasta Lake is a boater’s paradise. With the 2016/2017 winter the lake has increased in depth and looks so much better without all the dirt shoreline. It is the largest reservoir in the state.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The lake is gorgeous and would definitely be something to enjoy a day or so on. However, if you don't see the caverns, you're missing out on some gorgeous natural structures as well as one of the best cathedral rooms I've seen.

Thank Cora W
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We went camping on Shasta Lake, The water was clean. Mount Shasta in the distance with snow on top. We were in 104 degree weather. Cold water to jump in. feels so good!! Gorgeous days. We'll be back!

2  Thank Maddy I
Reviewed 20 August 2017

House boating is a great way to share time and space with family in an new setting every day if you like. Wildlife galore, water sports or just swimming, waterfalls, hiking trails in some areas, and each arm of the lake has a different personality...More

Thank Gretchen P
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We went boating on Shasta Lake, having rented a patio boat from Jones Valley Resort, and had a great time. It's a beautiful lake with a red clay shoreline indented by little coves that you can tie your boat up to. Great for a day...More

1  Thank Howattp
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This was the first time in years I've seen Shasta so full of water! It was fabulous. I was here for a wedding, and we lucked out that the weather was in our favor. Beautiful views and vistas. Also great running along the Lakeshore road,...More

1  Thank Shannon C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Lake Shasta is back to its full Beauty as many lakes in California where affected by the drought, this is a great lake to rent a houseboat for a week you still won't be able to cover the full Lake.. lots of other things to...More

1  Thank mdauth58
Reviewed 9 June 2017

With our good snow/rain this past winter, we liked the fact that Shasta Lake is now full of water. We liked the views of the lake. People were getting ready for a busy house boat season. Its a wonderful time to visit.

Thank mini
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Took a boat there last week. One of the largest lakes for boating and waterskiing in the US. More miles of shoreline than just about any Lake in United states.

1  Thank 20,092,017
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We went to the visitor's center and read all about the constructions, capacity, etc. 80% of California's rainfall comes from northern California and this dam is one of the major feeders to central state and its agriculture. Amazing feat and amount of water. The lake...More

1  Thank Pamela T
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