Lassen County, Northern California

Eagle Lake Boating


Boating on Eagle Lake: Marinas, Launch Ramps, Docks, Boat Rentals


Eagle Lake Sailing Association

705-475 Indians Road
Janesville, CA 96114
Website:
Eagle Lake Sailing Association


Area Marine Services


J & L Boat Repair

688-125 Spruce Way
Spalding, Eagle Lake
(530) 825-2129

Tri County Marine

694-754 California 36
Susanville, CA
(530) 257-6418

Little Norway Marine Repair

3718 Big Springs Road
Lake Almanor, CA
(530) 596-3200

Custom Boat and Marine

9300 S. Virginia
Reno, NV
(5775) 852-4535

Roger's Boat and Marine

4690 Longley Lane #B107
Reno, NV
(775) 853-3800

Ridge Marine

6171 North Libby Road
Paradise
(530) 877-1766

A & M Prop Repair

2669 Andy Mountain Road
Oroville, CA
(530) 533-9482

On Mark Marine

1103 Ewald Ct # 2
Paradise, CA
(530) 872-3995

Harrison's Marine and RV

2330 Twin view Blvd.
Redding, Ca
(530) 243-0175





Eagle Lake Boating in a Nutshell


Eagle Lake is a favorite destination in northeastern California boating enthusiasts. The lake is divided into three sections with connecting channels. The southern section reaches a maximum depth of 92 feet; the middle section averages 10 feet and the northern section, six feet. Various kinds of boating activities and water sports are popular at Eagle Lake.

  • Water Skiing: Water skiing is best in the morning before afternoon breezes kick up.
  • Wake Boarding, Tubing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pontoon boats, fishing boats, pleasure cruisers
  • Windsurfing, Sailing: Look for MacGregors, Coronados, and Catalinas enjoying the brisk wind.
  • Kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding

The Spaulding Launch Ramp is shown below. Facilities include parking and restrooms. Low lake levels have closed most other ramps.


Spaulding Launch Ramp at Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake Marinas

Eagle Lake Marina

On the south shore, Eagle Lake, CA
(530) 825-3454
Website: Eagle Lake Marina
Managed by the Lassen College Foundation
With water levels low, only launching is quite limited (see photo left). September 1, 2011 no rental boats were in the marina, which was likely too shallow to be used. Call the marina for current information.

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp - free
  • Dock:   slips $13 per day, $78 per week, $225 for a month, and $650 for the season. Dry storage also available: $3 a day, $15 a week, $50 a month.
  • Facilities:   Gas and oil, store, showers, laundry, propane
  • Boat Rentals:
    • Fishing boats - (14' aluminum, 15HP) $60 for half day; $80 for full day
    • Pontoon Boat - (Bimini top, seating for 8) $200 for half day; $275 per day, gas extra

Mariners Resort

509-725 Stone Road, Eagle Lake, CA
(530) 825-3333
Website: Mariners Resort

Photo of Mariners Resort

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp - free
  • Dock:   slips $10 per day, $60 per week, $235 for a month.
  • Facilities:   Fish cleaning station, laundromat, store, dining, bar, showers
  • Boat Rentals:
    • Fishing boats - (14' aluminum, 15HP, including gas) $69 per day, $295 per week
    • Pontoon Boat - (25' with Porta-Potty) $175 per day, $225 on weekends and holidays, gas extra

Eagle Lake RV Park

687-125 Palmetto Way, Spalding, Eagle Lake
(530) 825-3133
Website: Eagle Lake RV Park

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp
  • Dock:   boat slips $12.50 a day, $75 per week, $275 per month, $650 for season
  • Facilities:   Store, laundry, shower, storage units, gas

Other Eagle Lake Boat Launch Sites

Low water levels may have impacted these launch sites.

Rocky Point - East

On the east shore of Rocky Point, which is on the north shore of Eagle Lake.
Unimproved campground
Possible to launch small boats from here along the shoreline.


Rocky Point - West

On the west side of Rocky Point, which is on the north shore of Eagle Lake.
Unimproved campground
Possible to launch small boats from here along the shoreline.


Stone's Landing

Located on the north shore
Launch ramp

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Eagle Lake Boating Cautions


As on any large lake, afternoon winds can come up quickly and pose a danger to small boats not designed for whitecaps or choppy water. At Eagle Lake calm water can quickly turn to whitecaps without warning.

Low water has created hazards, some hidden just below the surface, especially in the shallow northern two sections of Eagle Lake. Some of the hazards are marked with buoys, but others are not marked. Buoys are removed for the season in late October. Be especially cautious around Pelican Point.

Five lighted buoys assist boaters with navigation and marking some of the hazards on the lake. The lighted buoys are located near Pelican Point, Browns Point, Bucks Point, Tunnel Island and Stones. They are removed late in the season when the lake begins to freeze over.

Hazard signs are posted at all public access launching ramps on Eagle Lake to give boaters information about hazards on the lake. The sheriff’s office maintains at least one patrol boat to assist boaters.



Eagle Lake Marina launch ramp

Eagle Lake Marina Launch Ramp


Nearby Lakes and Facilities


Antelope Lake

  • South of Eagle Lake and Susanville, remote
  • 15-mile shoreline
  • Fishing, camping, hiking
  • Launch ramp
  • Campground, restrooms

West Valley Reservoir

  • Modoc County, south of Alturas
  • Wind can be dangerous for boaters
  • Popular for bait fishing
  • Good boat ramp
  • Undeveloped campgrounds

Lake Britton

  • Shasta County, Highway 89 at Burney Falls
  • 7-mile-long reservoir, 1,265 acres
  • Adjacent to McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
  • Camping, boat ramp, water skiing
  • Good bass fishing

Big Sage Reservoir

  • 12 miles from Alturas in Modoc National Forest
  • Large, shallow reservoir surrounded by juniper woodland and sage
  • Boat ramp, bass and catfish fishing
  • Free camping at 6 RV or tent sites, vault toilets
  • Good OHV area, wildlife viewing

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Photo of Aspen Grove launch ramp

Aspen Grove Launch Ramp


Photo of sign at Aspen Grove launch ramp

Aspen Grove Ramp Sign