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Shasta Lake is a city in Shasta County in the Shasta Cascades region of California.

Get in[edit]

  • There is an express route from the RABA (Redding Area Bus Authority) downtown terminal in Redding, 777 Cypress Ave., Phone: +1 530 225-4170, Phone (express routes information only): +1 530 241-2877, Phone (express routes information only, toll-free): +1-800-803-7222, Email: [1].
  • If you don't want to take a bus, drive. California State Route 151 goes north from Redding to here.

Get around[edit]

Interstate 5 is a major route that takes you to Shasta Lake. Lake Boulevard takes you to Shasta Dam.


Shasta Dam under construction in 1942
  • 1 Shasta Lake. This lake is fairly crowded, and for good reason. It has many inlets, including the North Sacramento River, the McCloud River, the Pit River, and some creeks. The one outlet is the Lower Sacramento River, which makes that river to the south of the lake so huge (in width). It is best to go in the fall. Shasta Lake (Q14683954) on Wikidata Shasta Lake on Wikipedia
  • 2 Shasta Dam, 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd, +1 530 275-1554. This is the second largest dam in the U.S. (and the dam with the world's greatest overflow spillway), and provides electricity to the majority of the North Central Valley, and flood protection to the whole Central Valley. It is worth visiting just to enjoy the view from the top, but is not for acrophobes. Visitor Center 8AM-5PM. Tours at 9AM, 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM. Shasta Dam (Q1972924) on Wikidata Shasta Dam on Wikipedia


Shasta Lake is the center of activity for this place. All kinds of watersports go on here, including a lot of houseboating.


There are no major shopping areas in Shasta Lake City.




  • Shasta Dam Motel, 1529 Cascade Blvd, +1 530 275-1065. Set on Interstate 5, this is a humble budget motel.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Shasta Lake
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