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Shasta Lake Earns a Spot on “Top 10 Lakes to Visit in California” List 

Shasta Lake Earns a Spot on “Top 10 Lakes to Visit in California” List 

Shasta Lake has had a longstanding reputation as one of the best vacation spots in Northern California. This picturesque destination recently received another boost by being named as one of the Top 10 Lakes to Visit in California. 

The list was published in the San Francisco Chronicle’s lifestyle and travel section in April. The full article takes a closer examination of the more distinctive ways northern California’s many amazing lakes shine.  

Overnight Facilities

Shasta Lake specifically was heralded as the best lake for overnight stays. This sprawling body of water has more overnight facilities than any other lake in the Western United States.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Shasta Lake has a total of:

  • 1,200 campsites (including boat-in sites)
  • 35 resorts (including cabin rentals)
  • 400 houseboat rentals

All of these accommodations are extremely popular with visitors. It’s a noteworthy designation to be proud of, for sure. 

Houseboating Capital of the World

Renowned as the Houseboating Capital of the World, the conditions are ideal for easy cruises.

Mariners of all skill levels, including and especially beginners, can adapt to navigating through Shasta Lake in no time at all.  And the area is spacious enough that it’s easy to find a quiet spot to drop anchor and call your own. 

Bridge Bay Marina

At Bridge Bay Marina, we also mirror this wide array of accommodations, with multiple ways for visitors to enjoy our stunning destination and surrounding scenery.

The Lodge

On-land visitors can stay at The Lodge at Bridge Bay, which borders the lush evergreens of the Shasta Forest, and which offers gorgeous lakeside views.

Despite this rustic and quiet feel, The Lodge at Bridge Bay is located just off of I-5which makes it easy to reach for travelers exploring the northern regions of the state. 

In addition, Bridge Bay has a wide selection of houseboats which can accommodate up to 12 people comfortably. We also have a host of other boat rentals ready to explore Shasta Lake for a couple of hours, a full day, or even a week.

Our smaller vessels are a fantastic option for visitors who want to fully explore the lake waters while enjoying an on-land stay.  

  • Fishing boats
  • Patio boats
  • Ski boats
  • Wave runners

Regardless of how you choose to enjoy an overnight stay, you’ll find that there are ample amenities to make your accommodations as stress-free as possible.

The CookHouse

This includes our on-site and water view restaurant, CookHouse at Bridge Bay, as well as our marina, which is well stocked with all the supplies and necessities you’ll need for an indulgent houseboat vacation. 

Contact Us Today

Curious about what all the fuss is about? There’s no time like the present to book your Shasta Lake getaway! 

Word is spreading about our lake’s stellar accommodations, (as evident by the recent San Francisco Chronicle article).

Now is the time to secure your upcoming Shasta Lake vacation, and to enjoy a retreat unlike any other in Northern California! 

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