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Shasta Lake Directions


For most people on the West Coast, driving to Shasta Lake is a simple matter of getting onto Interstate 5 and following it either north or south until you arrive at the lake.

From the Eureka area, Highway 299 leads across the coastal mountains to Redding.

From the Reno go north on Highway 395 to Susanville, then go west on Highway 36 to Red Bluff before turning north on I-5.


map of greater Shasta Lake area


Mileage and Driving Times to Shasta Lake
Miles Hours Mins.
Eureka 164 3 20
Chico 90 1 40
Los Angeles 561 8 43
Medford, OR 131 2 10
Oroville 111 1 54
Portland, OR 401 6 37
Red Bluff 49 49
Redding 17 17
Reno, NV 240 3 36
Sacramento 179 2 50
San Francisco 235 3 45

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