Fall is refreshingly just around the corner! This means the hundreds of miles of shoreline that border Shasta Lake is about to be brimming with hues of yellow, orange, and red. The autumn season is one of Shasta Lake’s best-kept secrets.
Newcomers will discover there are plenty of reasons to escape to this stunning Northern California destination when the summer temperatures start to drop. So how do you make the most out of your lazy fall vacation? Consider these activities and plans to ensure you have an opportunity to enjoy everything fall has to offer.
1. Rent a Houseboat
A houseboat is a great way to explore Shasta Lake in comfort fully. Our fleet of modern houseboats can comfortably accommodate up to 12 passengers! Best of all, even though Shasta Lake is renowned as the Houseboating Capital of the World, you’ll have plenty of room to explore after the summertime crowds dwindle. The fall months are also considered the value season for houseboat rentals, so your houseboating getaway will be that much more affordable!
2. Drop a Line
Fall is known for its exceptional fishing on Shasta Lake, especially when it comes to some of its biggest and most coveted species, including:
- Rainbow trout
- Brown trout
- Largemouth bass
- Smallmouth and spotted bass
- Chinook salmon
Stop by the Bridge Bay Marina before you step aboard your houseboat to find out what’s biting and to pick up all of the equipment you’ll need to reel in catch after catch. You may also want to consider renting a fishing boat for an afternoon, a day, or even for the whole week to easily get to the secretive coves and fishing holes where the big catches can be lurking.
3. Take a Hike
There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails that wind along the edge of Shasta Lake. And, the fall is an ideal time to explore and see all the beautiful foliage up close and personal! Start with a trip to the Redding area of northern California, where more than 225 miles of trails are within 15 miles of the city. Be sure and scout out hiking trails with waterfalls, views of Mt. Shasta, or all of the above for vacation photos and experiences that are truly breathtaking.
4. Extend Your Stay
Considering the value season prices, the fall is a perfect time to enjoy a lengthier getaway to Shasta Lake! Spend a couple of nights on land at our accommodating Lodge at Bridge Bay. The lodge has stellar views of the lake and stunning grounds that are ideal for exploring. Or enjoy a day trip to one of the unique attractions found along the way to Bridge Bay Marina.
With gorgeous colors around every corner and plenty of room to roam, it’s no wonder that fall is quickly becoming one of the most popular times of the year for Shasta Lake explorers of all varieties.