Why Plan A Shasta Lake Houseboat Vacation
The Best Vacation Ever
Houseboat vacations are quite literally the "best vacation ever!" The houseboats at Shasta Marina are fully stocked with modern amenities (stainless steel appliances, even a blender for margaritas). It’s a floating house with beds, bathrooms, showers, a kitchen, an entertainment center, and more. While vacationing on our houseboats, you can meander through scenic waterways while grilling delicious steaks "deck-side" on the full size gas grill, watch a movie in the lounge, or soak in the hot tub. You can take a dip in the water or anchor your boat at the head of a Shasta Lake shoreline trail for some exploring.
It’s a superb way to spend quality time with your family and friends. Business owners also like to utilize houseboats to host corporate meetings or to build staff camaraderie. Houseboat vacations are a fabulous way to relax, refresh, and recharge.
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Located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in northern California, Lake Shasta is just 20 minutes north of Redding. With 370 miles of mountainous, forested shoreline, it is truly the perfect houseboating lake. The major tributaries–the Sacramento River, the McCloud River, the Pitt River, and Squaw Creek–are brought together by Shasta Dam to form this incredible recreational wonder. There are hundreds of coves for mooring your floating lodge overnight and long channels with islands and inlets for cruising and adventuring during the day.
The water is warm, clear, and calm–perfect for swimming, skiing, and wakeboarding. The fish are abundant. Bass tournaments are hosted during the spring and fall. Trout, Crappie, Chinook Salmon, Bass and Catfish are also plentiful. Hiking and mountain bike trails are maintained and are accessible by boat.
There are black-tail mule deer, bald eagles, ospreys, black bears, and many other animals that can be seen in their natural habitat. The skies are so beautiful and crystal-clear, you can see snow-capped mountains in the distance. And at night, it’s as though you could touch the stars.