Lake Shasta

“I have had the pleasure to use Jones Valley Resort now for over twenty years. Throughout the years our houseboats have always been clean and ready to go for a week of fishing and relaxing fun. Your company has a five star, first rate operation.”  ~Randy, Lakeview OR

The houseboating capital of the world, and well known as one of the best recreational lakes in the nation, Shasta Lake is the ideal place for your luxury houseboat vacation. This magnificent body of water, with over 360 miles of shoreline, is the best that Mother Nature has to offer. 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.

Houseboating Heaven

Houseboating is the best and most unique way to discover the lake. By day, a houseboat is the convenient hub for the day’s fishing trips, watersports, and swimming. By day’s end, you’re tucked into a secluded cove to prepare dinner and enjoy a peaceful evening in the top deck hot tub or luxurious cabin.

Jones Valley Resort

Tucked away on the secluded Pit River arm of Shasta Lake, Jones Valley Resort is still only a short drive from Redding (about 20 minutes). Our resort is the only marina on Shasta Lake to earn its Clean Marinas Certification in June, 2010. Our concrete dock system, as well as our fleet of houseboats, was designed to be safe, wheelchair accessible, comfortable, and user friendly. Our marina even has a floating recreation center located on the dock complete with basketball, pool table, ping-pong, foos-ball, and shuffleboard. The marina store is well stocked with everything you will need for your stay on the lake including ice, groceries, hard alcohol, fuel and unique gifts and apparel. For the angler, we have a great selection of live bait and tackle. Open year round with 300 slips available. Sizes range from small boats to houseboats!

Water and Air Temperatures at Shasta Lake

Average water and air temperatures
High Air Temperature Low Air Temperature Water Temperature
2014 2013 2012 2011 2014 2013 2012 2011 2014 2013 2012 2011
May 81 79 80 72 55 55 56 50 65 69 62 57
June 87 91 82 80 63 62 58 60 72 76 74 70
July 100 99 92 90 71 71 60 67 74 80 80 74
Aug 99 94 99 95 73 67 70 68 78 80 80 76
Sept 92 85 95 93 66 55 65 66 74 72 76 76

Shasta Lake Resorts, LP is an equal opportunity service provider operating on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. If you experience or witness discrimination in services provided please contact the Forest Service Permit Administrator at (530) 275-1587.