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Shasta Lake is beautiful

We went boating on Shasta Lake, having rented a patio boat from Jones Valley Resort, and had a... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
via mobile

This was the first time in years I've seen Shasta so full of water! It was fabulous. I was here for... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2017
Shannon C
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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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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We went boating on Shasta Lake, having rented a patio boat from Jones Valley Resort, and had a great time. It's a beautiful lake with a red clay shoreline indented by little coves that you can tie your boat up to. Great for a day...More

1  Thank Howattp
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This was the first time in years I've seen Shasta so full of water! It was fabulous. I was here for a wedding, and we lucked out that the weather was in our favor. Beautiful views and vistas. Also great running along the Lakeshore road,...More

1  Thank Shannon C
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Lake Shasta is back to its full Beauty as many lakes in California where affected by the drought, this is a great lake to rent a houseboat for a week you still won't be able to cover the full Lake.. lots of other things to...More

1  Thank mdauth58
Reviewed 10 June 2017

With our good snow/rain this past winter, we liked the fact that Shasta Lake is now full of water. We liked the views of the lake. People were getting ready for a busy house boat season. Its a wonderful time to visit.

Thank mini
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Took a boat there last week. One of the largest lakes for boating and waterskiing in the US. More miles of shoreline than just about any Lake in United states.

1  Thank 20,092,017
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We went to the visitor's center and read all about the constructions, capacity, etc. 80% of California's rainfall comes from northern California and this dam is one of the major feeders to central state and its agriculture. Amazing feat and amount of water. The lake...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and i really enjoyed visiting here. The view is gorgeous! The visitor center has plenty of information about the dam and surrounding area. The grounds are very nice. Lots of picnic tables and paved walkways make for easy walking. Ample parking for cars...More

1  Thank 987shaynep
Reviewed 8 June 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...More

3  Thank Dhananjay P
Reviewed 22 May 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.

3  Thank Carolyntw
Reviewed 25 April 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...More

2  Thank CAManSon
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