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Beautiful Lake!

The views are amazing! The Shasta Cavern Tours is very interesting and an awesome experience. The... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Jolina L
Hercules, California
Beautiful lake and very boating friendly

One of the most outstanding lakes for boating, fishing and wake boarding. Jet skis allowed. The... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Redding, 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 July 23, 2018

The views are amazing! The Shasta Cavern Tours is very interesting and an awesome experience. The whole vicinity of Shasta Trinity is really a great place to spend time with nature. There are so many beautiful waterfalls, lakes and caves to explore.

1  Thank Jolina L
Reviewed July 17, 2018

One of the most outstanding lakes for boating, fishing and wake boarding. Jet skis allowed. The water is warm and the sun was bright. 4 rivers make up this large lake and exploring them is fun. Lots of wildlife, eagles, bears, & deer. We spend...More

2  Thank rcornwell3
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Shasta Lake is gorgeous!!, fun lake to boat, wake board or just swim in. We rent homes in the area that can accommodate our group. Half from Calif. other half from Washington State. We have returned the last 6 years in a row.

1  Thank Monica C
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This is a place where you must visit - so many views and so many things to do. The locals are friendly and helpful. Also all of the photos we took were scenic and make for really great home-made postcards.

Thank Loopleaf
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Area is wooded. Summer is hot. Water on cold side. Lots of fingers to lake. What I don't like about it is there are very few beaches. Want to boat camp by lake?, not many places without a steep, dusty hike to the water level....More

Thank TedL1049
Reviewed June 24, 2018

very beautiful, but makes only sense if you are having a boat or if you are renting a houseboat there with a big party of people.

Thank Elle O
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This was a breathtaking lake that made us really want to come back and spend a week. WOW! So far one of my favorite lakes.

Thank jeff p
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place. The scenery is breathtaking. I wish we would have been able to really spend some time here exploring more. So beautiful

Thank Daneen L
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We live 5 minutes from the lake and visit frequently. Great for swimming and kayaking! Have also camped and explored the trails.

1  Thank Tarol
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Shasta Lake is very beautiful. A man made lake set in the mountains of northern California. The whole area is lovely red rock which just adds to the beauty.

Thank gerleg12
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August 8, 2018|
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Response from Mike G |
We had very little impact apart from you don't need sunscreen and the lake is so, so peaceful and quiet. Saw one other boat going up the Macloud. We found clear mornings with most smoke mid afternoon. You would have to be... More
Colby T
July 27, 2018|
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Response from jeff p | Reviewed this property |
Feel free to just drive & park once you see the view you want. There are plenty of un-named places to stop for a break or a hike, but you wont find many commercial places to go. Just treat it like any road trip in the... More