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Address: Shasta Lake, CA
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Lake Shasta is the largest man-made reservoir in California. Skiing,...

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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Beautiful view of Lake Shasta and Mt Shasta.

My wife and i really enjoyed visiting here. The view is gorgeous! The visitor center has plenty of information about the dam and surrounding area. The grounds are very nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 August 2016
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Wiggins, Mississippi
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Wiggins, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and i really enjoyed visiting here. The view is gorgeous! The visitor center has plenty of information about the dam and surrounding area. The grounds are very nice. Lots of picnic tables and paved walkways make for easy walking. Ample parking for cars and rv's. Admission is free but donations are welcomed if you like. They also have... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Its a very scenic place.... quiet and quite a panoramic view. You can bring your lunch or snacks... and have a nice picnic here.. :) We visited Shasta Dam as well, you can actually walk down on dam... also there is small educational tour of how the Hydro-electric plant works... for this you need to buy tickets at the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The water looks great when we visited this May. Stunning view on the way to dam. Spent little time on the lake, enjoy the relax environment with friends. Worth to coming back again. Recommend if you visit around area.

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2 Thank Carolyntw
California
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The water level looked pretty good when we visited. I have not seen the lake when the levels were low, but based on the reviews I can imagine that it would be sad to see the lake with much less water. This is a massive lake with beautiful views all around. We got our first glimpse of Mt Shasta from... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

After an earlier review I which I referred to Lake Shasta as "Lake No More" and was reduced to tears at the sight of the drought stricten devastation reaped upon this once beautiful sight on my way back from Oregon . During my spring return to Oregon I was immensely pleased to see that it has recovered much of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I have been to the lake several times when I lived in California and the surrounding area is beautiful. Having said that the drought has notably affected the level of the lake and I anticipate it getting worse. It is still worth a visit just be reasonable in your expectations.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

The California drought is very apparent when viewing the lake. It is way down in water level. Would love to have seen it when it is full. Hopefully, this will happen in my lifetime so I can see it again without the long barren shores.

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1 Thank JEAN1999
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

me and my girlfriend needed to get away from our stressful lives for a camping trip and saw a you bear some people would have been afraid but th e bear ran away from us. and it was unbelievably beautiful.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We have enjoyed having fun at Shasta Lake several times. Its a bit depressing right now given the California drought situation, but its still a very pretty lake. Its a very fun lake to go for a day or to take a house boat trip on.

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Orangevale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We have spent many summer vacations on this lake. Always lots of water, even when the lake is low. Always fun, always hot with lots to do and see. We <3 Shasta Lake!

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