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Address: Shasta Lake, CA

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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Peaceful..... Tranquil

Its a very scenic place.... quiet and quite a panoramic view. You can bring your lunch or snacks... and have a nice picnic here.. :) We visited Shasta Dam as well, you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2016
Dhananjay P
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Its a very scenic place.... quiet and quite a panoramic view. You can bring your lunch or snacks... and have a nice picnic here.. :) We visited Shasta Dam as well, you can actually walk down on dam... also there is small educational tour of how the Hydro-electric plant works... for this you need to buy tickets at the entrance.

1 Thank Dhananjay P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The water looks great when we visited this May. Stunning view on the way to dam. Spent little time on the lake, enjoy the relax environment with friends. Worth to coming back again. Recommend if you visit around area.

1 Thank Carolyntw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The water level looked pretty good when we visited. I have not seen the lake when the levels were low, but based on the reviews I can imagine that it would be sad to see the lake with much less water. This is a massive lake with beautiful views all around. We got our first glimpse of Mt Shasta from... More 

2 Thank CAManSon
Paso Robles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

After an earlier review I which I referred to Lake Shasta as "Lake No More" and was reduced to tears at the sight of the drought stricten devastation reaped upon this once beautiful sight on my way back from Oregon . During my spring return to Oregon I was immensely pleased to see that it has recovered much of the... More 

4 Thank aprildoornbos
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have been to the lake several times when I lived in California and the surrounding area is beautiful. Having said that the drought has notably affected the level of the lake and I anticipate it getting worse. It is still worth a visit just be reasonable in your expectations.

1 Thank Cliff K
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The California drought is very apparent when viewing the lake. It is way down in water level. Would love to have seen it when it is full. Hopefully, this will happen in my lifetime so I can see it again without the long barren shores.

1 Thank JEAN1999
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

me and my girlfriend needed to get away from our stressful lives for a camping trip and saw a you bear some people would have been afraid but th e bear ran away from us. and it was unbelievably beautiful.

1 Thank Ronell N
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We have enjoyed having fun at Shasta Lake several times. Its a bit depressing right now given the California drought situation, but its still a very pretty lake. Its a very fun lake to go for a day or to take a house boat trip on.

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Orangevale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We have spent many summer vacations on this lake. Always lots of water, even when the lake is low. Always fun, always hot with lots to do and see. We <3 Shasta Lake!

2 Thank BeachLeila
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Hadn't been to Shasta since I was a teen. However, we stopped on our way to Redwoods at Bay Bridge resort. Ended up staying 2 nites! Great restaurant, bar & band. Met the visiting Chef who totally styled us the 2nd nite. Rented houseboat at marina to cruise around on the Lake, totally the best! The 3rd day we went... More 

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