Shasta County, Northern California

Shasta Lake Boating


Boating on Shasta Lake: Marinas, Houseboats, Launch Ramps, Docks, Boat Rentals




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Invert Sports


INVERT SPORTS offers high quality MasterCraft wakeboard boat rentals and private group boat charters, jet ski rentals, waverunner rental, water sport lessons, and personal watercraft rentals.
(888) 205-7119   Invert Sports

Enjoy our premier watercraft services for all size groups at your favorite fresh water lake destination in California. We are your full service outdoor watercraft rental and tour company!

A Few Things to Consider
When Renting Boats


~ Houseboats vary in their amenities, so don't just look at price and size when comparing.
~ Only a sampling of rates are shown here. Houseboats are usually available for 3 days or more and even a month, with rates adjusted accordingly.
~ Some resorts consider a rental day to be 8 hours or more, others call 5 hours a full day. Be sure to ask.
~ Check whether your boat rental includes gas.
~ All prices are subject to change.

Sugarloaf Cottages Resort


19667 Lakeshore Drive, Shasta Lake, CA
Take Lakeshore Drive exit off Interstate 5, located on north end of lake on the Sacramento River Arm.
(530) 238-2711 or 1-800-223-7950
Website: Sugarloaf Resort

Marina:

  • Dock:   One slip per cabin rental, otherwise $10 per night
  • Facilities:   Resort, pool, For information on their cabins see Shasta Lake Lodging

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Go-Bob's SeaDoo Rentals


Located at Silverthorn Resort on the Pitt River Arm
(866) 732-3661
Go-Bob's SeaDoo Rentals
SeaDoo Rentals: $285 per day (9 AM - 5 PM)
$1585 per week
$75 per hour (2 hour minimum)
Must be 25 to rent, 18 to drive. Fuel not included.
Prices subject to change.


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Shasta Lake Boating in a Nutshell


Shasta Lake's pristine waters attract every kind of boater from kayakers to jet skiers, from waterskiers to houseboaters.

  • Houseboats Houseboats are the base camp for visitors to Shasta who want to spend every minute they can on the water. Bring your own or rent one at the lake.
  • Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing: Shasta is the place. Glassy smooth water provides perfect conditions for practicing your tricks and showing off for your mates.
  • Jet Skiing
  • Patio Boats, Fishing Boats, Pleasure Cruisers: You can rent them all at Shasta Lake.
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, Paddleboarding, Sailing

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Shasta Lake Marinas

Antlers Resort & Marina


Antlers Road, Shasta Lake, CA
Take Antlers Road exit off I-5, located on north end of lake on the Sacramento River Arm
(530) 238-2553 or 1-800-238-3924     Antlers Resort and Marina

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp  
  • Dock:   Nightly moorage $20
  • Facilities:   Pumpout service, marine mechanic, store, fishing tackle, laundry, For information on their Cabins, RV Park and Campground see
    Shasta Lake Lodging
  • Boat Rentals:

    Houseboats: See Houseboat Rates Comparison Charts

Antler's Marina Summer 2013 Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Features Half Day Day Week
*Lower rates in fall and spring. Prices subject to change.
Gastron Ski Boat 20' 9 $275 $395 $1975
Gastron Ski Boat 20' 9 V8 I/O $245 $350 $1750
Sea Doo ~10 3 155 HP $245 $350 $1750
PATIO BOATS
Deluxe Party Cruiser 25 Restroom, BBQs, Water Slide, Upper Deck $325 $475 $2350
Party Cruiser LS 20 Restroom, BBQ $325 $350 $1750
Deluxe Patio Boat 12 Restroom, BBQ $160 $235 $1175
Deluxe Patio Cruiser 10 Restroom, BBQ $140 $220 $1100
Standard Patio Cruiser 8 BBQs $120 $165 $825
FISHING BOATS
Fishing Boat Outboard motor, Aluminum, Bimini $60 $85 $350

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Bridge Bay Resort and Marina


Photo of Bridge Bay marina

10300 Bridge Bay Road, Shasta Lake, CA 96003
Bridge Bay exit off I-5, located on south shore just west of the Pit River Bridge
(530) 275-3021 or 1-800-752-9669     Seven Crowns Resorts: Bridge Bay
Daily Parking $10 (non-rental customers)

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp:   $15 per day; houseboats $100, unless paying moorage
  • Dock:   Transient slips - $25 per day; covered moorage about $181 - $227 per month
  • Facilities:   Store, full marina, trailer parking, restrooms, snack bar, fuel. For motel room information see Shasta Lake Lodging

Boat Rentals:
    Houseboats: See Houseboat Rates Comparison Charts

Bridge Bay Marina Summer 2013 Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Features Half Day Day Week
Summer hours 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Prices subject to change.
Commander Ski Boat 20' 6 Tower, Closed Bow, 150 HP outboard $190 $310 $1280
Commander Ski Boat 20' 6 Closed Bow, 150 HP outboard $165 $290 $1250
Patio Boat 24' 9 Ice Chest, 40 HP outboard $110 $190 $840
Fishing Boat 16' 5 Aluminum, Bimini, V-hull, 15 HP $55 $89 $295

Digger Bay Marina


Digger Bay Road, Shasta Lake, CA
from I-5 take the Shasta Lake City-Shasta Dam Blvd. exit, located on the south shore near the dam.
Check their website for important information about arriving when towing a boat.
(530) 275-3072 or 1-800-752-9669     Seven Crowns Resorts: Digger Bay

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp:   $15 per day
  • Dock:   Transient moorage - $25 per day; open slips for houseboats and other craft - $254 - $409; covered moorage - $176 - $217 per month
  • Facilities:   Store, tackle shop, boat repair shop, fuel.

Boat Rentals:
    Houseboats: See Houseboat Rates Comparison Charts

Digger Bay Marina Summer 2013 Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Features Half Day Day Week
Summer hours 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Prices subject to change.
Commander Ski Boat 20' 6 Tower, Closed Bow, 150 HP outboard $190 $310 $1280
Commander Ski Boat 20' 6 Closed Bow, 150 HP outboard $165 $290 $1250
Patio Boat 24' 9 Ice Chest, 40 HP outboard $110 $190 $840
Fishing Boat 16' 5 Aluminum, Bimini, V-hull, 15 HP $55 $89 $295

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Holiday Harbor Resort and Marina


20061 Shasta Caverns Road, Shasta Lake, CA
Exit 695 off Interstate 80, located on the McCloud Arm next to Shasta Caverns.
(530) 238-2383 or 1-800-776-2628
Website: Holiday Harbor Resort and Marina

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp:  
  • Dock:   Covered slips - $175 - $225 per month, $155 - $185 per month for the season
  • Facilities:   Restaurant, stores, full marina, marine repairs. For RV Park information see Camping
  • Boat Rentals:

Boat Rentals:
    Houseboats: See Houseboat Rates Comparison Charts

Holiday Harbor Marina Summer 2014 Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Features Hour Day Week
*Party Cruiser $395 per day on weekends.
**Hyrdosled or SkySki. Prices subject to change.
Fishing Boat no motor $6 $29 $145
Fishing Boat 10 HP or 25 HP $20-$30 $65-$85 $325-$395
Party Barge 30' Bathroom, 50 HP $55 $195 $1120
Party Cruiser 47' Bathrooms, Stereo, Wet Bar, Fresh Water $110 $325* $1855
Personal Watercraft ~10' 3 1100cc, Yamaha Waverunner $85 $295 $1585
SKI BOATS
Ski Nautique 6 Closed bow, Tower, 350 HP inboard $110 $350 $1825
Crownline 8 175 HP I/O, Open Bow, Bimini $95 $315 $1525
Towables Boards, Skis, Tubes, Hydrosled, SkySki $20** $20-$75 $80-$250

Jones Valley Resort


Photo of Jones Valley marina

Jones Valley Marina


22300 Jones Valley Marina Drive, Shasta Lake, CA
Exit I-5 at Oasis, located on south shore on the Pit River Arm.
(530) 275-7950 or 1-800-223-7950
Website: Boat Rentals from Jones Valley Resort

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp:   $20
  • Dock:   Houseboat slips $425 - $475 per month; ski boat slips $20 per day
  • Facilities:   Pumpout $65, service center, store, pavilion recreation area, dock carts, ample parking
  • Dinner Cruises Rent luxurious Titan houseboat for 5 hour dinner cruise, $675 (catering extra)
  • Boat Rentals:

    Houseboats: See Houseboat Rates Comparison Charts

Jones Valley Marina Summer 2014 Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Features Hour* Day Week
*2 hour minimum. **Some rates higher on weekends. Prices subject to change.
Malibu Wakesetter 21' 10 310 HP, $110* $550 $2750
Centurion Wakeboard 22' 10-12 300 HP, bimini, Tower $145* $750 $3750
SeaRay Bowrider 19' 8 190 HP, Open bow $80* $375 $1875
Party Cruiser I 40' 25 2 Levels, Water Slide, Bathroom w/ shower NA $495 $2475
Patio Boat 30' 8 Bathroom, 48 HP $52* $260 $1290
Personal Watercraft ~10' 3 Yamaha Waverunner VX100 $75* $350 $1750
Fishing Boat 14' 4 15 HP $20* $65 $325
Kayak 1 NA $25 $100
Water Toys Tube, Board, Ski $50 $250
Stand-up Paddleboard 12' $30 for 2hrs. $60 $250

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Packers Bay Marina


Packers Bay Road, Shasta Lake, CA
Take the Packers Bay Road exit off Southbound I-5; marina is near the convergence of all three main arms and the Pit River Bridge.
(530) 275-5570 or 1-800-331-3137    Packers Bay Marina

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp:   can launch down to 145 feet below high water mark
  • Facilities:   Gated parking free for houseboat renters; fee for public parking
  • Houseboat Rentals: see Houseboat Rates Comparison Charts

Shasta Marina Resort


O'Brien Inlet Road, Shasta Lake, CA
Exit 695 off Interstate 5, located on the O'Brien Inlet off the Sacramento River Arm
(530) 238-2284 or 1-800-959-3359     Shasta Marina Resort

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp:   For houseboat and moorage customers
  • Dock:   Houseboat and small boat covered moorage
  • Facilities:   Gas and oil, store, air compressor, ice, bait, tackle
  • Boat Rentals:
    • Houseboats: - see Houseboat Rates Comparison Charts
    • Ski boats - (only rented in combination with houseboat rental) 190 Bow Rider Sea Swirl, seats 6, with wakeboard tower, includes skis, tow rope - 3 nights for $900.
    • Sea Doo (only rented in combination with houseboat rental) $750 for 3 nights
Prices subject to change.

Silverthorn Resort


Photo of Silverthorn Resort

Silverthorn Road, Shasta Lake, CA
On the Pit River Arm, south shore of Shasta Lake
(530) 275-1571 or 1-800-332-3044     Silverthorn Resort

Marina:

  • Launch Ramp  
  • Dock  
  • Facilities:   Restaurant, store, pro shop, full marina, gas, fishing tackle, bait. For information on cabins see Shasta Lake Lodging
  • Boat Rentals:

Houseboats: - see Houseboat Rates Comparison Charts

Silverthorn Marina Summer 2013 Boat Rentals
Boat Seats Features 8 Hours Week
Prices subject to change.
Ski Boat 6 Tower $450 $2520
Patio Boat 8 BBQ, Ice Chest, Restroom $210 $1470
Deluxe Patio Boat 8 130 HP, BBQ, Restroom $310 $2170
Fishing Boat 4 8 HP, aluminum $75 $525
Kayak $35 $175
Stand-Up Paddleboard $50 $250
Water Toys Tubes, Boards, Skis $20-$35 $120-$175

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Boat Rental Companies


Fun2Rent


  • Rent boats from private owners in your area.
  • Ski boats from about $285 per day
  • Insurance included





Boating Cautions


McCloud River Arm
When water levels are low (approx. 90' below the high water mark) all towing activities (waterskiing, etc.) will be prohibited at the north end of the McCloud River Arm. Watch for buoys indicating no skiing.

Sacramento Arm
When lake levels are low, buoys are placed to prohibit all towing activities (waterskiing, etc.) in designated areas. These may include the Salt Creek Inlet and the north end of the Sacramento Arm. Also 5 MPH speed limits may be imposed for the north end of the Sacramento Arm when water levels are low.

Pit River Arm
Similar restrictions (no skiing and 5 MPH speed limit) may be implemented at the Jones Valley Inlet when water levels are low.

Squaw Creek Arm
Similar restrictions (no skiing and 5 MPH speed limit) may be implemented from Chain Gang Gulch north when water levels are low.

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Shasta Lake Public Boat Launch Ramps
Lanes Facilities Fee Closes when water is drawn below
*Excessive congestion on summer and holiday weekends
**Sugarloaf ramp opens when Antlers ramp is no longer useable,
e.g. when lake levels have been drawn down below - 75'.
Annual pass available for $115. See below.
Antlers,
Sacramento Arm
4 Toilets, Loading Platform, Info Station $10 -75'
Baily Cove* McCloud Arm 2 Toilets, Picnic $10 -50'
Centimundi* Shasta Dam 2-4 Toilets, Loading Platform, Lighted Parking $10 -210'
Hirz Bay, McCloud Arm 2-3 Toilets, Lighted Parking, Dock $10 -95'
Jones Valley, Pit Arm 2-4 Toilets $10 -210'
Packers Bay* Sac. Arm 2-4 Toilets, Loading Platform, Lighted Parking $10 -115'
Sugarloaf** Sacramento Arm 2-4 Toilets, No Water $10 +75', -160'
Photo of Sugarloaf Launch Ramp

Annual Launch Pass


An Annual Boating Pass costs $115 and provides access to all of the public launch ramp facilities listed above. (Purchase before March 1, 2014, and it only costs $90) Holders off the pass avoid the $10 daily fee for accessing the facilities - parking lot, restrooms, etc. - which is charged per vehicle whether you launch a boat or not.

The pass is not good at private marinas. It is for a single vehicle only and its boat in tow. Second and third vehicles registered to the same owner require only an additional $20 annual pass.

The Annual Boating Pass can be purchased by mail from the following places:

Shasta Recreation Company
14538 Wonderland Blvd at I-5
530-275-8113

The Fishin' Hole
3944 Shasta Dam Blvd, Shasta Lake City
530-275-4123

Phil's Propeller Shop
3037 Twin View Blvd., Redding
530-275-4939

Strictly Fishin' Guide and Tackle
2451 Athens Ave., Redding
530-241-4665

Hidden Valley Market
22009 Hidden Valley Dr., Jones Valley
530-275-1102

The California Parks Companies
2150 Main Street, Suite 5, Red Bluff
530-529-1512

For more information see
Shasta Recreation Company



Marine Services


Ray Young Mobile Boat Repair
1965 Cascade Blvd, Shasta Lake, CA
(530) 275-3740

Phil's Propeller and Fishing
3037 Twin View Boulevard, Shasta Lake
(530) 275-4939

Innespace Marine
13666 Lake Boulevard, Shasta Lake
(530) 917-4316

Chris' Marine Engine Repair
14265 Holiday Road, Redding
(530) 275-3097

Economy 4-cycle Marine
4305 Caterpillar Rd # 5-6, Redding
(530) 241-7990

Harrison's Marine
2330 Twin View Boulevard, Redding
(530) 243-0175

Myers Marine & RV Center
2022 Twin View Boulevard, Redding
(530) 246-8393

Dave's Mobile Marine
2875 Sandalwood Street, Redding
(530) 515-5152

Outboard Center
5280 Caterpillar Road, Redding
(530) 241-5430

Shasta Outboards
1054 Twin View Boulevard, Redding
(530) 246-2343

Bills Houseboat Repair
1054 Twin View Boulevard, Redding
(530) 246-3361


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Nearby Lakes and Facilities


Whiskeytown Lake

  • 10 miles west of Redding on Hwy 299
  • 3,200 acres, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
  • Fishing, waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, swimming
  • No Personal Watercraft
  • Oak Bottom Marina has launch ramp, boat rentals, slips: Forever Resorts
  • Brandy Creek Beach has lifeguards in summer
  • Whiskeytown Webcam

Photo of Whiskeytown Lake

Whiskeytown Lake



Iron Canyon Reservoir

  • Northeast of Redding off Highway 299
  • 510-acre PG&E reservoir
  • Fishing, camping, boating, hiking
  • Boat launch ramp at campground
  • Low-speed boating only
  • Low water can create numberous hazards for boats

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Photo of Packers Bay Marina

Packers Bay Marina



Jay Bear Knives

Photo of Jay's custom made knives
Custom Made Knives by
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Jay Bear Knives
Grass Valley, California


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