The City of Shasta Lake is located in Northern California and is a popular weekend getaway or vacation destination. It came to be in the 1930s when construction of the Shasta Dam was announced. Hundreds of workers and their families came to the area, new communities were created, and multiple businesses flourished. The city was incorporated on July 2, 1993.
The official census in 2000 showed 9,008 residents, by 2010 it was 10,164, and in 2014 it was 10,166.
According to City-Data, the estimated median house or condo value in 2015 was $170,407, which was an amazing increase compared to the $87,600 in 2000. Added to its attraction of having a small town vibe, the city has been beautified and improved.
There are five schools located within the city that are part of the Gateway Unified School District.
The City provides an excellent parks system. For example, Clair Engle Park has an outdoor band shell performance stage, a community center, a skateboard park, picnic areas, and a playground area. Margaret Polf Park and Boomtown BMX has a BMX track, a soccer field, a basketball court, a paved biking and walking trail, and two playground play areas.
Lake Shasta is beautiful and clear with a surface area of 30,000 acres with close to 370 miles of red clay shoreline that is indented with little coves. Three rivers flow into the lake creating three "arms." It is California’s largest lake and one of the largest in the USA.
The Shasta Dam offers tours several times a day. It is the second largest dam in the nation and the world's tallest center overflow dam.
The Shasta Lake Reservoir is California's largest reservoir and is also the state's third largest body of water.
Mt. Shasta is beautiful to look at from the three-mile Shasta Lake Scenic Byway. The daunting climb, scaling the 14,179-foot-tall mountain, usually takes at least two days.
Lake Shasta Caverns
Take a ride on a catamaran and then a bus trip up the mountain to visit this underground geology. If you are boating, you go up the McCloud Arm of the lake.
This historic town was originally named Pusher because of the extra locomotives that were added to the train here to get it up the canyon. Here is the best catch-and-release trout fishing in the area.