Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Shasta Lake Recreation Area
Q: Where is Shasta Lake located?
A:Shasta Lake is located in northern California at the very top of the great Central Valley.
Q:What are some Shasta Lake activities?
A:Shasta Lake is enjoyed year-round by fishermen, water skiers, house-boaters, or just those wishing to spend a relaxing weekend by the lake. There are a number of full-service marinas located on the lake.
Q: What are the lodging options for Shasta Lake?
A:Shasta Lake has several lodging options, The Best Western Hilltop Inn, and The Quinta Inn are two of the best lodges to stay at. All of which are just minutes from the lake.
Q:What is the size of Shasta Lake?
A:Shasta Lake the largest reservoir in the state of California with a surface area of 29,500 acres and a shoreline longer than the San Francisco Bay.
Q:What kind of recreational activities are there at Shasta Lake?
A:All water sports are popular at Shasta Lake, including houseboating, water skiing, and fishing. Additionally there are hiking trails to enjoy as well as wildlife and bird watching.
Q:What is the recommended stay duration?
A:Minimalist (4 Days)
Driving/Sightseeing: 1 - 2 days
Hiking/Exploring: 1 - 2 days
Activities/Tours/Special Programs: 1 day
Adventurist (5 Days)
Driving/Sightseeing: 1 day
Hiking/Exploring: 2 days
Activities/Tours/Special Programs: 2 days
Notes: Shasta Lake is all about recreation… enjoying time on the water and in the beautiful forests and mountains that surround the lake. There are many hiking, and mountain biking trails that surround the lake. You could easily spend a full day or two just exploring the trails and taking in the views. There is also great fishing opportunities around the lake, and many guides throughout the area that can set you up with the gear and the know -how for catching some trophy’s. Other activities and attractions in the area include: Sundial Bridge; Turtle Bay Exploration Park; Whiskeytown Lake; Shasta State Historic Park; French Gulch; Lassen Volcanic National Park; Burney Falls; Jake Jackson Memorial Museum; Shasta Lake Caverns; Mount Shasta; tours of Shasta Dam and so much more!