Shasta Lake

Location and Directions:

Shasta Lake is located off Interstate 5 just north of the city of Redding.

General Info:

    Lake Shasta is the largest reservoir in California, consisting of 30,000 surface acres and 370 miles of shoreline. Lake depth is over 500 feet at it's deepest point. There are four main arms of the lake which extend for miles and are all fed by seperate rivers (The McCloud River, The Pit River, The Sacramento River and Squaw Creek). There are numerous tent and RV camping facilities around the lake. The scenery and deep coves make this a very popular houseboat lake. For more information call (800) 8- Shasta

Other lakes in the area:
Trinity Lake
Almanor Lake

Boating Info:

    There are numerous marinas and launch ramps located around the lake. Most have rentals from small fishing boats to houseboats.

  • Bridge Bay Resort & Marina 10300 Bridge Bay Road, Redding, CA 96003. (530) 275-3021
  • Holiday Harbor P.O. Box 112, O'Brien, CA 96070. (800) 776-2628 or (530) 238-2383
  • Lakeshore Marina 20479 Lakeshore Drive, Lakehead, CA 96051. (530) 238-2301
  • Packers Bay Marina 16814 Packers Bay Road, Lakehead, CA 96051. (800) 331-3137 or (530) 275-5570
  • Shasta Marina Resort 18390 O'Brien Inlet Road, Lakehead, CA 96051. (530) 238-2284
  • Silverthorn Resort-Marina & Nightclub 16250 Silverthorn Road, Redding, CA 96003. (800) 332-3044 or (530) 275-1571
  • Digger Bay Marina, 15090 Digger Bay Road, Shasta Lake 96091. (800) 752-9669 or (530) 275-3072.
  • Lakeview Marina Resort, 20720 Lakeview Road, Lakehead, CA 96051, or mail to P.O. Box 992272, Redding, CA 96099. (800) 825-6850 or (530) 238-2442.

Fishing Info:

    There are large, spotted and smallmouth bass, rainbow and brown trout, king salmon, crappie, bluegill, and catfish in here. Trout and salmon are best during the cooler months from Nov. - April. Trollers score well here using a variety of lure and flasher combinations. Bass fishing is good in the backs of coves and off points from March through October. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.

Lake Records:
- Largemouth Bass - 15 pounds, 9 ounces

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