Sugarloaf Public Boat Ramp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located on the Upper Sacramento River Arm in the Sugarloaf area of Lakehead. Services nearby. This ramp has 2 launching lanes available once the lake level drops past the 75' level. It is no longer available once the lake level drops below 160'. Near this facility, are two marinas; Sugarloaf and Antlers as well as three public campgrounds; Lakeshore East, Beehive Beach (shoreline camping) and Antlers. Sugarloaf ramp is used once the Antlers ramp comes out of the water due to the dropping of the lake level (at 75' down). Ramp may be closed when the parking lot fills up or lake debris causes launching to be hazardous (especially in the spring months).

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Click link for current conditions
Area Amenities: 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.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessionaire to the Forest Service: Shasta Recreation Company, 14538 Wonderland Blvd., Redding, Ca

General Information

Directions: Located one mile west of I-5 on lakeshore Drive within the community of Lakehead. From I 5, take exit 702 Antlers Road/ Lakeshore Drive exit. Turn left at end of off ramp. Turn left at stop sign junction. Follow Lakeshore Drive approximately 3 miles.

Recreation Map

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Water Activities

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Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized


Boat ramp 2 Lanes 75' to 160'