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Shasta Lake, CA

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Lake Size: 30,000 acres
Shoreline Length (Miles): 365 mile (587 km)
Deepest Depth: 517 feet (158 m)
Latitude: 40.7602
Longitude: -122.3719
Lake Level Above Sea Level: 1,067 feet (325 m)
Counties: Shasta County
Cities: Redding
Lake Management: US Army Corps of Engineers

Information: Shasta Lake is a reservoir created by the building of Shasta Dam in California, USA. It is the largest reservoir in California, and third largest lake in the state, after Lake Tahoe and the Salton Sea, with a capacity of 4,552,000 acre-feet (5.6 kmĀ³). At full pool, the lake has an elevation of 1,067 feet (325 m), and a surface area of 30,000 acres (120 km2).[1] Shasta Lake from I-5 Shasta Lake from I-5Ten miles (16 km) north of the city of Redding, with the town of Lakehead its northern shores, Shasta Lake is popular for boating, water skiing, camping, house boating, and fishing. Formed by the damming of the Sacramento River, Pit River, McCloud River and several smaller tributaries, the lake boasts 365 miles (587 km) of mostly steep mountainous shoreline covered with tall evergreen trees and manzanita. The maximum depth is 517 feet (158 m). Shasta Dam was constructed between 1935 and 1945, while the lake was formed in 1948. It became the second largest dam, and tallest concrete dam in the USA.[1] Known as the keystone of the Central Valley Project, outflow from Shasta Dam provides electricity and irrigation for widespread areas of California below the dam as well as flood control for the Sacramento River during the rainy season. Beneath the lake is the submerged town of Kennett, defunct tunnels and right of way of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, parts of which can be seen when the water
  
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Shrouded by the massive Shasta Trinity National Forest, Shasta Lake is home to over 20 species of fish, black tailed mule deer, bald eagle, osprey, ring tailed cat, California black bear, and a host of other wildlife. Summer days are very warm and sunny with high temperatures averaging nearly 100 degrees. Shasta Lake is primarily fed by rainfall, not snowmelt, making for very comfortable water temperatures - a heavenly 78-degree average in the summer months. For optimal fishing and wildlife viewing, come to Shasta in the spring. The lake is at its highest level, and the fish are as abundant as the photo opportunities. Fall welcomes Indian Summer weather, comfortably warm days, and cooler nights. Whether it's skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking, relaxing or spending quality time with your family and friends, you'll find it on Shasta Lake.
Cabin and Cottages Lakeshore Inn & RV 20483 Lakeshore Drive Lakehead, California 96051 (530) 238-2003 Sugarloaf Cottages Resort 19667 Lakeshore Drive P.O. Box 768 Lakehead, California 96051 (530) 238-2448 or 1-800-953-4432 Tsasdi Resort 19990 Lakeshore Drive Lakehead, California 96051 (530) 238-2575 or 1-800-995-0291 Antlers Resort & Marina 140 Antlers Road Lakehead, California 96051 (530) 238-2553 or 1-800-238-3924 Silverthorn Resort 16250 Silverthorn Road Redding, California (actually at Shasta Lake) (530) 275-1571 or 1-800-332-3044
 



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