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Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake, CA
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing, Motor-boating
Description: 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

the water temperature was just right, kids spent a lot of time swimming in the lake. my younger daughter has sensitive skin, she can't swim in a public pool. in Lake Shasta that was not a problem, she had a great time in the water. there are so many inlets to explore, every night we docked in a different place.... More

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Redding, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

As the title says, when it's full it's gorgeous. As the summer progresses though you will see more of what we locals call the bathtub ring. That's the exposed portion of the lake bottom. Right now, in October, it's down 130 feet which is exceptionally low. But, even when it's down it's one of our favorite places to go. We... More

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Rutherfordton, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Went there while we were visiting our daughter! The views of Mount Shasta are spectacular! It's a great place to walk and look at the dam.

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Grants Pass, OR
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I and three other couples rented the Corinthian houseboat through Jones Resort for four nights on Lake Shasta. Getting to the resort was a bit difficult as the demarkation point had changed because of the water level. We think the resort could have let us all know of this change. But they didn't and we finally all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Our group comprised of 8 people, we had a wonderful n amazing experience ... Driving the boat , fishing , swimming thru-out the day ..bonfire in the late evening followed by barbeque n late nyte gossips windy n chilly nights, stars all over the sky, calm n peace at the docking place.Everthing was so natural n picturesque that we just... More

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ducka62
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167 reviews 167 reviews
43 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Lake Shasta and the resorts surrounding the Lake are amazing. Service is great and the beaches are nice and kept. The water is warm and clean. Great family area.

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Medford, Oregon
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Fun times for all at our annual camping trip at Lake Shasta. Swimming, boating, jet skiing, camping, biking, and hiking are always a big hit on our trip. It is a fun, clean way to bridge the gap with pre-teens, college teens, adults and grandparents. Can't wait to come back next year. if you are unable to stay over night... More

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Eugene Or
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Although the Lake was low and the temps over 100 we had a great time camping on the lake . Unfortunately one of our boats blew up it's engine , the people at Jones Valley Marina went out of their way to try and help save our vacation . It required a lot of moving trucks , boat trailer etc.... More

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