Packers Bay Public Boat Ramp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located on the Sacramento Arm of Shasta Lake, the Packers Bay boat ramp is paved. It has four lanes available until 50 feet of drawdown, and then has two lanes available until 115 feet of drawdown. Open all year, this ramp gets very busy during holidays. There is a lighted parking lot with 188 spaces and offers an accessible loading platform in addition to the ramp. Adjacent to this boat ramp facility, there are four trails, of varying distances; the Waters Gulch, Fish Loop, Overlook and Eastside trails. Just past this public ramp, is the access to the privately owned, Packer's Bay Marina. Shasta Marina and the O'Brien Mountain Bed and Breakfast are also nearby.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Click link for current conditions
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Parking
Fees Fee: A daily use fee of $15 is required at all public ramps.  Season Passes are available from the Shasta Recreation Company at or by calling 530-275-8113.
Closest Towns: Redding
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush
Passes: Season Passes are available from the Shasta Recreation Company 
at or by calling 530-275-8113. Interagency Recreation Passes: Holders of Senior and Access Passports are entitled to a 50% discount.
For more information on these passes, please go to Interagency Recreation Passes website or visit 
any of the Shasta-Trinity offices.
Operated By: Concessionaire to the Forest Service: Shasta Recreation Company, 14538 Wonderland Blvd., Redding, Ca

General Information

Directions: Exit northbound I-5 at O'Brien, exit 695. Turn left at end of the off ramp. Continue under freeway overpass and turn left onto the south bound I-5 ramp. Drive 1.5 miles and take the Packers Bay Road exit. Turn right and follow the road 1.8 miles to where the road ends at the Packers Bay Boat Ramp parking area.

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Boat ramp 4 Lanes to 50', 2 Lanes to 115'
Parking 188 Spaces
Accessible Accessible Loading Platform