10 Things to Do in Shasta Lake That You Shouldn't Miss

September 3, 2017 Trinity Boughner

The City of Shasta Lake (prior to incorporation it was known as Central Valley or CV) is a city in Shasta County, California, United States. It is the closest settlement to Shasta Dam and Shasta Lake reservoir, which are popular tourist destinations. The population was 10,164 at the 2010 census, up from 9,008 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in Shasta Lake

1. Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake, CA
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Shasta Lake

Lake Shasta is the largest man-made reservoir in California. Skiing, houseboating and fishing are easily accessible on the Sacramento arm of the lake.

Reviewed By mdauth58 - Oakley, California

Lake Shasta is back to its full Beauty as many lakes in California where affected by the drought, this is a great lake to rent a houseboat for a week you still won't be able to cover the full Lake.. lots of other things to do around this part of Northern California also. Don't forget to check out the dam..

2. Whiskeytown Lake

off Hwy 299, Redding, CA +1 530-359-2269
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Whiskeytown Lake

Reviewed By Amber V - Redding

Whiskeytown offers so much for so many people. While getting to the lake is easy, getting into the water may prove somewhat difficult to those in a wheelchair. However, for those in a stroller, life may not be so difficult. Several beaches offer snack shops where visitors can purchase snacks & non alcoholic beverages. Most public beaches are non-smoking & no alcohol beaches so be aware of this as there are a good amount of folks who will happily call you in for violations to the authorities who will come & are happy to hand out tickets. Someone has to pay for the upkeep on the beaches! The water is crystal clear in most locations & affords those with the proper license fishing opportunities! Look for bass, sun fish, & some trout (both brown & rainbow) During certain times of the year, Kokanee salmon run through & are easily spotted with their fire red skins. Most of the beaches are laden with Hawaii-like white sandy beaches. When I 1st saw Whiskeytown Lake, I thought of Tahoe. The biggest differences between the two are Whiskeytown contains smaller rocks & the water is warmer. Some beaches offer lifegaurds during the warmest months. Get your parking pass at the visitor center before heading out as there are not always passes available to self fill out.

3. Lake Shasta Caverns

20359 Shasta Caverns Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051-9677 +1 530-238-2341
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 272 reviews

Lake Shasta Caverns

Reviewed By Daniel B - Raleigh, North Carolina

For a four-day trip to the Shasta/Redding area, this was our kids' highlight of the trip. Your ticket includes a short pontoon boat ride across the lake, a kids favorite. This is followed by an exhilarating 15-minute bus ride up the mountain. There were several times where the bus seems to lean out over the edge of precipitous drops and you can see for miles, which really gets the heart racing. ... all that before you even get to the main attraction: the caverns.

The caves are a real wonder. There are many beautiful formations. The grande finale is an enormous room with one of the neatest cave formation I've seen. Truly spectacular!

Beware, going through the cavern requires climbing hundreds of stairs.

4. Exit Strategies

3330 Cascade Blvd, Shasta Lake, CA 96019-2217 +1 530-275-9614
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Exit Strategies

Exit Stategies offers two scenarios...In “Thwarted” your team must find the date, time and place of a planned terrorist attack. You have 1 hour to work through a series of clues, locks and puzzles to stop the attack. In “Disarmed” you must find and disarm a bomb set to explode in one hour. Both rooms are challenging, exciting and adrenaline pumping. Come see if you have what it takes!

Reviewed By sonblestjacob

Exit Strategies was loads of fun and excitement! The staff was knowledgeable and accommodating (we had a fairly large group on a weird schedule), the escape room was well designed and exciting, and all of the attractions were fun and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend for gatherings of friends and family.

5. Sacramento River Trail

Hilltop Drive and River Bend Road, Redding, CA
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 250 reviews

Sacramento River Trail

Designated as a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. National Park Service, this scenic trail offers hiking, biking and horseback riding within the boundaries of a lively city.

Reviewed By Ronald C - Upland, California

It is a long walke next time we will bring bikes. quite and supprising to see samlon in the river jumping up streams to return to where they were born.

6. Oasis Fun Center

3330 Cascade Blvd, Shasta Lake, CA 96019-2217 +1 530-275-3042
Excellent
63%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Oasis Fun Center

Oasis Fun Center is Shasta County's premier family entertainment center! We offer 36 holes of miniature golf, a go cart speedway, laser tag, laser maze, a 3D ride simulator and two challenging escape room adventures.

Reviewed By Tarol - Shasta Lake, California

My five-year-old son loves this place, he really likes to play miniature golf, do the inside games and ride on the go carts. We like the indoor miniature golf when it's hot or cold outside. Wish the outside miniature golf had more interesting obstacles, though.

7. Sundial Bridge

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA +1 800-887-8532
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sundial Bridge

Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge, functioning as a sundial at one end and conveying a sense of weightlessness, connects the north and south campuses of Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

Reviewed By RickCrescentCity_CA - Crescent City, CA

Like the movie said, "Build it and they will come" is what they expected when they built this. I remember the press.
Wiki said 24mil for this thing. IT IS Different but not for the money. Dangerous in summer because of the hot surface according to signs leading in. People no doubt go there for lack of something better but what a huge extravegant use of public funds. Admittedly, I prefer my Redwoods, rivers and beaches. They can have this thing. I wont be back. Was only killing some time while in town.

8. Lake Shasta

CA
Excellent
52%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Lake Shasta

Reviewed By mini - Fremont, California

Lake Shasta is a large lake. It is known for house boating possibilities and boating. There are lodges around the lake. I visited the Lake Shasta Centimundi Boat Ramp Area this year. (Note: This is 2014 which is a year of the drought for California.)

9. Exit Strategies / Oasis Fun Center

3330 Cascade Blvd, Shasta Lake, CA 96019-2217 +1 530-275-3042
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Exit Strategies / Oasis Fun Center

Exit Stategies offers two scenarios...In “Thwarted” your team must find the date, time and place of a planned terrorist attack. You have 1 hour to work through a series of clues, locks and puzzles to stop the attack. In “Disarmed” you must find and disarm a bomb set to explode in one hour. Both rooms are challenging, exciting and adrenaline pumping. Come see if you have what it takes!

Reviewed By iblilterri - Lakehead, California

I have never heard of an "escape room" and was invited to try out the newest attraction at Oasis Fun Center, and I am so happy we went. I can see why they are becoming so popular across the state, as we had a BLAST! I would definitely recommend it (in fact I haven't quit telling people about it, today at work). We didn't stop the attack, but was allowed to complete it, since we were so close, and solved it just a little over 2 minutes after the time was up... Teenagers and gamers are going to love this!!! I can't wait to try the other room, and look forward to them creating other rooms with other themes- good job bring this to our area!!!

10. Turtle Bay Exploration Park

844 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001-0978 +1 800-887-8532
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 386 reviews

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

300 Acres of Fun! A hands-on natural science museum, arboretum & botanical gardens, live animals, summer wildlife show, year-round Parrot Playhouse (lorikeet aviary), walking trails, forestry center and ecology exhibits are all part of our expansive environmental and cultural museum complex.

Reviewed By David S

Explored indoor and outdoor activities with 3 small children, ages 3-7 who were engaged at every installation, from old California mining artifacts to hands on solar electricity demonstrations, they loved it. Easy to navigate for parents and outdoor play/learning areas equally enjoyable. Highly recommend!

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