About | Shasta Marina at Packers Bay


Our Story

We have been in the Marina Business for 28 years and have come to be a premier Houseboat Rental Company. We started on the O’Brien Inlet as Shasta Marina Resort in 1996. Then in 2015 we purchased Packers Bay Marina and have combined the two businesses. We moved everything from O’Brien Inlet to Packers Bay and are now known as Shasta Marina at Packers Bay. We’ve been lucky enough to build a Crew that love their jobs and take pride in our Marina and in our beautiful Lake and Forest.

Hospitality is the theme in every aspect of our dealings with Customers. We strive to provide the most luxurious Houseboats on the Lake; unprecedented Customer care; an impeccably maintained, state-of-the-art Moorage Facility; and easy access to necessary services.

In 2023 we completed our brand new Store. It's 2,000 square feet filled with Beer, Wine, Cold Beverages, Groceries, Ice, Fishing Tackle, fashionable Apparel and Gifts. The Store is open year-round and are proud to serve Bean to Cup Peet's Coffee that is ground, pressed and brewed FRESH with every Cup! We have plenty of parking and are next door to the public launch ramp at Packers Bay.
We look forward to winning your approval and becoming your preferred Vacation destination.

Marina Information

Office and Store

Upon your arrival at our Marina, please check in at our Office on the Dock. Our friendly Office Staff will assist you in completing any Paperwork you may have, issue your Parking Permit and give you a great Map of the Lake.
Our Staff can help you with parking your Vehicles and unloading your belongings onto your Houseboat. We offer free parking for our Houseboat and Moorage Customers.
After you have all your belongings loaded in the Houseboat and you've parked in our secure Parking Lot, you'll be ready for your Orientation.
Our Dock Hands will teach you everything you need to know about how to operate your Houseboat, then they will drive you out of the Marina just past our Docks and then send you on your way to #thebestvacationever!
We are here to help you in anyway we can to ensure you have a fabulous time!

The summers at Shasta Lake are almost always hot and sunny with the average Temperatures ranging between the 90's and 100's. Water Temperatures range from the mid-70’s to 80’s. Enjoy your favorite water activities or the peace and solitude found in the secluded coves along the 365 miles of scenic Shoreline.

Our GPS Coordinates are:

40° 46′ 20.4888” N122° 20′ 20.4684” W 40.7709249, -122.3417101

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Pit River Bridge

Shasta Marina at Packers Bay is located in the heart of Shasta Lake, 20 minutes North of Redding.

Directions: DO NOT only rely on GPS! Make sure to refer to these Directions.

Northbound Interstate 5:
-Take Interstate 5 North to Exit 695 (O’Brien/Shasta Caverns Road).

-Turn left onto O’Brien Inlet Road. (Do not continue down O'Brien Inlet Road)
-Continue under the freeway.
-Turn left and merge onto Interstate 5 South.
-Go one mile South to Exit 693 (Packers Bay Road).
-Exit 693 dead ends into Packers Bay Road.

-Turn right, then follow Packers Bay Road for two miles.
-Turn left at the stop sign as soon as you enter the public parking lot and follow the Road up to Shasta Marina Resort's secure Parking Lot.
-Check in at the Main Office on the Dock.

Southbound Interstate 5:
-Take Interstate 5 South to Exit 693 (Packers Bay Road).
-Take Exit 693, it dead ends into Packers Bay Road.

-Turn right onto Packers Bay Road, then follow Packers Bay Road for two miles.
-Turn left at the stop sign as soon as you enter the public parking lot and follow the road up to Shasta Marina Resort's secure Parking Lot.
-Check in at the Main Office on the Dock.

Thank you for choosing Shasta Marina Resort at Packers Bay!

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Answers to Common Questions

We've compiled a list of answers to common questions.

Do you allow pets?

Yes, we allow pets. If there are any damages it will come out of your Security Deposit.

Is there a special Operating License required for Houseboating?

No, we require only a valid Driver’s License.

What is the age requirement to rent a Houseboat?

The minimum age is 25 years old, except for Mother’s Day Weekend and Memorial Day Weekend when it’s 30 years old.

Do you sell Fishing Supplies at the Marina?

We sell Fishing Poles, Night Crawlers, and a variety of Fishing Tackle in the Store.

Do you have adequate secure parking for vehicles at your Marina?

Yes, we have plenty of parking for all sizes of vehicles. We have a Security Gate that closes at night and requires a code. We also provide night-time Security during our Season. If you plan to bring a Motorhome, please call in advance.

Do you have a Launch Ramp?

We do have a private Launch Ramp for our Rental Customers, water level permitting. Packers Bay Public Ramp is conveniently located next door.

Do you offer Daily and Weekly Moorage?

Our Marina has annual Moorage. We are able to offer a temporary Courtesy Dock to our Houseboat Customers.

How far in advance do I need to make Reservations?

To be sure to get the Boat Model and Dates you want, you should make your Reservations six months to a year in advance. The Summer Months are the most popular, so booking early is recommended. Our Off Seasons still supply marvelous weather. The Lake is less crowded then and the prices are affordable. Because of the possibility of Cancellations, we offer a waiting list–so don’t hesitate to inquire about any date. If you require very specific dates, we recommend booking 12 months in advance.

Are there any other costs involved in renting a Houseboat (i.e. Taxes, Insurances, or other Fees)?

No, we have conveniently combined everything into your Rental Amount. You will only be responsible for your Fuel charges at the end of your Trip.

What charges can be taken from my Deposit?

Your Deposit can be used to pay for Cleaning, Boat Damage, Loss of inventory, or Late Fees that you incur.

Do we need experience to drive a Houseboat?

We have many first-time Boaters. The Captain of the Boat, as well as a few members of your party, will receive a hands-on Orientation. The amount of time spent depends on your Boating experience and the number of questions asked.

Will my Cell Phone work at the Lake?

Yes, most Cell Phones get reception in the wide-open areas of the Lake. Some Cells may experience difficulty in the Coves. We advise you contact your service provider for a Coverage Map. You should give family our Office number in case of emergencies.

Do you allow Customers to store Gasoline-filled containers on board?

No, for many safety reasons, we do not allow any sort of Fuel to be stored on our Houseboats or Patio Boats. All containers must be stored on land.

Are Campfires on Lake Shasta permitted?

Yes, you can obtain a free Fire Permit issued by the Forest Service. As long as there are no restrictions from the Forest Service because of weather or drought conditions, we offer these Permits in our Office and in our Store.

Are Personal Watercraft allowed on Lake Shasta?

Yes, Personal Watercraft are allowed on our Lake. If you don’t have your own, we offer very nice Patio Boats.

Are there Restaurants on the Lake?

Yes, there are several places to eat on the Lake. Please call for details.

Our annual week-long family vacations on Shasta Lake are my family’s most special annual vacation. For the last 8 years we have rented the 16 Sleeper Mirage, a ski boat, jet ski and always have a blast on the lake. I have rented from other locations on Shasta Lake and can tell you that your boats (from Shasta Marina Resort) are absolutely the best on the lake, and they are well maintained. Your crew at the marina are top notch, courteous, helpful, and a pleasure to deal with. We look forward to our next vacation on Shasta Lake which is already booked!

— Randy Henderson

Houseboat Customer

Without a doubt, the Shasta Marina Resort is the best place to go to for your house boat trip. We have been with them for many years, even before the ownership change in 1996. with over 30 years of experience we can clearly say Shasta Marina Resort is the best and the only one we go to. Great service and always professional. Clean boats, and the floor plan easily accommodates the needs of passengers. Office staff offer a big smile, a wonderful hello and make the check-in or check-out easy.

— Your loyal customers, Cheryl, Debbie, Carol, Donna, Jennifer & Gloria

Houseboat Customer

We can’t say enough about our time on Lake Shasta at the Shasta Marina! The staff are exceptional as are the boats and amenities! We love our time with our friends and this is the perfect getaway with or without kids! Cruising the lake, boating, jet-skiing then relaxing in the hot tub, what a treat! Gorgeous sunsets and sunrises…we can’t wait for our next trip! Thanks for always making our time on the lake wonderful!

— Ted McWilliams & Carrie Kenney

Houseboat Customer


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