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Boating & Water Sports

02. WaterSports CollageGiven its many coves and arms, Shasta Lake is an ideal location to take your boat. Don’t have one..? Don’t worry! There are a number of boat rental options. (See bottom of page.)  Take one of these boats out for a peaceful day of fishing or a wild ride on the wakes. Whatever mood you’re in for, it’s all available*, and with Redding being the second sunniest city in the US, you’re bound to want to take a ride on the cool emerald green lake. Due to the 365 mile shoreline, you would never have to boat in the same cove for more than a day!

Another unique activity you may want to check out is the Lake Shasta Dinner Cruise. They provide a “mouth-watering menu, gorgeous lake setting and beautiful sunsets”. Check out their website for tickets and departure times http://www.lakeshastadinnercruises.com/

Public Boat Ramps

IMPORTANT: At certain water levels some boat ramps may be closed or have reduced lanes. For the latest info on boat ramps please call Shasta Recreation Company (530) 275-8113 or the Shasta Lake Visitor Information Center U.S. Forest Service (530) 275-1589. For latest Water Level Facts [Click here].


  • $8 launch/ parking fee for each individual launch (only used at public boat ramps, not privately owned marinas or ramps)
  • $100 Annual Passes available, contact Shasta Recreation Company (530) 275-8113 for more information

Map of Ramps please click here [map of ramps]

For a complete list of Boat Ramps, please visit http://www.shastalake.com/ramps/index.html

*Advanced reservations may be required.