Located in Northern California, nestled between multiple national forests is Shasta Lake. It is the perfect destination for a family vacation or couples retreat from the hustle of daily life. Shasta Lake is just north of Redding, CA, and only 3 hours east of the Pacific Ocean. Conveniently located near Interstate 5 access makes accessing the marina and all the necessary provisions for your vacation carefree.
Before arriving at the marina, consider a guided catamaran tour of lake and mountain views and underground calcite formations in Shasta Caverns. There are also free tours of the hydroelectric power generation Lake Shasta Dam. Looking for something a bit more rustic and adventurous, try Samwel Cave, but be prepared to explore and crawl around while exploring.
Shasta Lake offers various options from marinas that rent your ‘no-so-basic’ houseboat, luxury houseboats, and marinas that offer slip and mooring services for houseboat owners. What does a floating vacation home feature? You will find typical amenities expected in any modern kitchen, as well as utensils, dishes, and cookware. Many include sundecks, swim platforms, slides, and propane barbecue pits. Substantial supplies of bath and bedroom linens are included to accommodate the groups on board.
First time houseboat renters do not need to be concerned. Shasta Lake Marina has you covered with a website and checklists covering what to pack essentials, space savers, and considerations for pets. Boaters will have access to maps of the lake and waterways to plan routes ahead of time.
Lake Shasta is nationally known for being a houseboat lake paradise. This reputation is earned because of the natural beauty and convenient access. In addition to all of the full-service conveniences for boat owners, it also caters to tourists. For example, forgot a few items at the grocery store? No problem, take advantage of dockside grocery delivery. Don’t feel like cooking? Visit one of the local pubs, pizza joints, or BBQ restaurants.
Boat owners can expect the marina area to host shops with a full range of parts, service, and repair services. Don’t be surprised to find shops with knowledgeable generations of boat owners who are happy to help make sure your vacation is hassle-free. They are versed in trouble-shooting minor repairs and end-of-season preventative maintenance, so your boat is ready next time you want to hit the water.
Take a day trip and explore various picturesque hiking trails and waterfalls surrounding Lake Shasta. Visitors have a variety of options for every fitness level.
Vacationers have a diversity of options from renting paddle boards, canoes, kayaks, jet skis, ski boats, and many more water toy rentals to keep the entire family entertained. Those who enjoy fishing, Lake Shasta have salmon, catfish, bass, crappie, bluegills, and sturgeon. Fly anglers should check out the Pit Arm area.
Where your boat is anchored becomes your swimming hole on Lake Shasta, or consider taking a cruise up the Sacramento River arm of the lake to Riverview. Riverview hosts a sandy beach that is ideal for sunbathing and swimming for all ages.
Why are you waiting? There are houseboats and activities for every family size and budget at Shasta Lake Marina.