Shasta Lake Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

photo looking at Shasta dam with Shasta Lake and Mt. Shasta in the background

** Due to low water levels on Shasta Lake, visitors are encouraged to please contact the Shasta Recreation Company (concessionaire to the Forest Service) @ 530-275-8113 or the Shasta-Triinity National Forest, Shasta Lake Ranger Station at (530) 275-1587 for possible temporary campground closures. **

The Shasta Unit is one of three units that comprise the Whiskeytown - Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area. It was established by Congress in 1965. These areas were recognized for their unique and varied recreation potential. 

Shasta Lake forms the core of the Shasta Unit and offers recreationist a variety of outdoor activities including: boating, water-skiing, swimming, fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking, hunting, and mountain biking.

The Shasta Lake Unit and the Shasta Lake Boating Safety maps are availble at no charge through this website and in our offices.

For information on purchasing the Shasta-Trinity National Forest map as well as many other National Forest maps, please browse to the Maps & Publications page.

Interpretive programs are offered at the Antlers Amphitheater during the summer months and are free to the public.  For locations and times, please contact the Shasta Recreation Company (concessionaire to the Forest Service) @ 530-275-8113.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: May - September
Closest Towns: Redding, Shasta Lake, Lakehead
Operated By: USDA - Forest Service
Information Center: Shasta Lake Visitor Information Center
14225 Holiday Road
Redding, Ca  96003
(530) 275-1589

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