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Popular amenities for Shasta Lake vacation rentals

Stay near Shasta Lake's top sights

Oasis Fun Center22 locals recommend
Old Mill Eatery & Smokehouse8 locals recommend
Joe's Giant Orange Restaurant3 locals recommend
Farmers Sentry Supermarket6 locals recommend
Pizza Factory6 locals recommend
Heritage Roasting Company41 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Shasta Lake

Total rentals

30 properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

20 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

10 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

10 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

2.2K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$40 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Shasta Lake

All About Shasta Lake

Pine-covered hills surround the blue-green waters of Shasta Lake, the largest reservoir in the state. Just outside of Redding in Northern California, Shasta Lake is surrounded on all sides by protected forests, making this a great base for exploring the region. The lake is perfect for kayaking and boating, and anglers can try their hand at catching largemouth and smallmouth bass and catfish. Shasta Lake is in close proximity to several national parks, but the closest is Shasta Trinity National Forest. Here you’ll find hiking trails for trekkers of all skill levels, along with mountain bike paths and opportunities for rock climbing. If you wish to enjoy the pristine forest from the comfort of your car, there are a number of scenic drives you can take through the park.

Since there are very few roads nearby, you can escape the crowds in the secluded trails and hidden coves that surround the lake on even the busiest of days. In town, you’ll find a main boulevard with a handful of mom-and-pop restaurants, grocery stores, and family-owned shops, and if you want to learn more about the area, you can visit the Shasta Lake Heritage Museum.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Shasta Lake

Thanks to the moderate, albeit somewhat unpredictable, weather of Northern California, Shasta Lake is a great destination to visit during all seasons. During the warm summer days, you will find the lake full of people enjoying the sunshine, bringing an energetic vibe to the area.

During the fall and spring, things are much quieter, but this is a lovely time to book a cabin in Shasta Lake as the spring flowers and autumn leaves fill the surrounding forests with bursts of color. In the winter, the lake gets very quiet, but visitors flock to nearby Mount Shasta downhill and cross-country skiing. Winter also offers the perfect opportunity to visit the Shasta Lake Caverns without the crowds, as the network of caves remains the same temperature all year round. Around the holiday season, Redding hosts a Winterfest Spectacular with light displays, handmade goods for sale, and live music. Whenever you go, make sure to pack lots of layers as the weather can be changeable.

Top things to do in Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake Reservoir

Formed after the construction of the Shasta Dam, this reservoir, the largest in California, features nearly 370 miles of beautiful coastline. Thanks to its serene, crystal-clear waters, it has become a popular recreation spot, surrounded by rolling green hills covered with dense forest. During the summer, the lake is dotted with houseboats, sailboats, and swimmers.

Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark

Lying around 900 feet above Shasta Lake in the McCloud Limestone Mountain Range, this stunning 250 million-year-old cavern complex is considered one of the most beautiful limestone caves in the world. The caverns are reached via a scenic boat ride across Shasta Lake where you will hop on a short bus ride through pristine forests to the cave entrance. Inside, you’ll find a cave dripping with stalactites and featuring close to 40 otherworldly rock formations.

Shasta Dam

A feat of modern engineering, this 428-foot-tall arch-gravity dam — one of the largest in the US — stretches across the Sacramento River, where it meets Shasta Lake. An impressive sight to see, the dam helps form the Shasta Lake Reservoir while producing hydroelectric power. The dam is open for three-hour-long guided tours where you have the chance to ride an elevator down to the base of the dam and check out the powerhouse and inner workings.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Shasta Lake?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Shasta Lake. Choose from more than 10 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Do house rentals in Shasta Lake have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with self check-in in Shasta Lake. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Shasta Lake have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 house rentals with a bbq area in Shasta Lake. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Shasta Lake?

    Experience the best of Shasta Lake with our house rentals, starting at about $40 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Shasta Lake?

    Shasta Lake has more than 10 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • Are there house rentals with a dedicated workspace in Shasta Lake?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 10 house rentals in Shasta Lake featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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