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Address: Shasta Lake, CA
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating
Description: 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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Beauty at its Finest!

What a beautiful area. Picnic near the dam; mule deer came out to graze; the sunset was beautiful, and enjoyed walking across the dam.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a beautiful area. Picnic near the dam; mule deer came out to graze; the sunset was beautiful, and enjoyed walking across the dam.

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Salem, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My husband and I and our neighbors all spent 2-3 weeks each summer at Shasta. We rented a houseboat, took our own boat and jet skis and had a ball. Even though the lake was down quite a bit at times over the years, we always had a wonderful time and there was always wild life around. My husband is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Shasta lake is at an historic low water level, which has prompted the building of new roads to the marinas and the closing of most boat ramps. I would love to visit this lake when it is back up to capacity, but in the meantime, the beauty of the hundred-foot banks and exposed dam building structures are sights to behold... More 

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Shasta Lake, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Love the lake and have spent many years enjoying all of it. If your on a boat, patio boat or house boat you'll enjoy your time. Many miles of water to see no matter if your just cruising, skiing, on a seado, floating in the water or fishing. Always a great time. You can also go see Lake Shasta Caverna... More 

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San Francisco
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very beautiful lake and great views from the mountain. Make sure to explore the entire area when visiting, it's breath-taking and you'll find many great hidden spots with wonderful views and offering great photo opportunities.

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Big Bear Lake, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I know it's September and your water has been supplying downstream farms and communities. But if this isn't a reason for people to think about serious water conservation then i'm beside myself. As I post this on October 3, your water level has dropped almost 14 feet since the day I took these pictures. Agriculture we need, watering lawns is... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The water was so blue and clean. Saw a few boats and if anyone knows what a sea breacher is, I saw that too.

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Victoria, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a very strange experience. We stayed in the state park Lakeshore East. We booked a Yurt at great expense $70 a night, thinking it would be a great change from setting up a tent that night. When we arrived it was after dinner hour. We drove through the park looking for our yurt. Found the yurt we had... More 

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We rented a. Boat for a week the positives were even though water as low and the surrounding mountain level was exposed it was still picturesque and the lake was refreshing the boat staff was super helpful and pleasant lots of places to park the house boat there were Very few people on the lake which made for a peaceful... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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169 reviews 169 reviews
44 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

we road the Sacramento Rail Trail from Shasta Lake to Redding. we even road across the dam. the hill down to start of trail is pretty steep but we were able to ride back up at end of ride and worth it to ride bikes across the dam. porta potty along the way, about half way. starts off very flat,... More 

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