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Cozy cabins, lake, scenery -- Shasta has it allIf you've driven along Interstate 5 as it twists and turns through the Shasta Lake area, you probably have been at least tempted to go back and explore this gorgeous, forested recreation mecca just north of Redding. Fall may be one of the best times of the year to finally give into that temptation.
While not quite as brilliant as the fall colors you'll find near Lake Tahoe and other areas of the Sierra Nevada, the sights will nevertheless be as spectacular as the weather is comfortable during what is usually an extended period of warm daytime temperatures. It's that time of the year when the summertime crowds have left but the winter rains have not yet arrived.
Shasta Lake was created by the second largest dam in the United States and has 365 miles of shoreline. Especially in summer, it's a boater's paradise – and is considered the houseboat capital of California. But during off-season, Shasta Lake offers visitors a different look and experience. The water level is down from its springtime peak and, to some extent, boating gives way in the off-season to sightseeing and hiking nearby trails – all the easier now that the hottest summer temperatures have abated.
Shasta Cascade Lodging
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houseboats.com - Shasta Lake
Jones Valley Resort on gorgeous Shasta Lake offers some of the most luxurious houseboat rentals in California. With all the comforts of home enjoy the outdoors in style (vessels features include surround sound home entertainment system, hot tub, dishwasher, microwave, oven, & climate control). Houseboating is the best way to reconnect with family and friends; even teenagers have fun on a houseboat vacation! Outdoor activities while houseboating include swimming, boating, skiing, fishing, hiking or a thrilling ride off the water slide. Choose between 3, 4 or 7 night voyages and six houseboat models accommodating up to twenty-two guests.
Hilton Garden Inn - Redding
5050 Bechelli Lane
Redding, CA 96002
Ph: 530-226-5111 Fx: 530-226-5005
Hilton Garden Inn Redding hotel sits on a plateau overlooking the Sacramento River. Lake Shasta, Whiskeytown Lake, MT. Lassen Volcanic National Park and Win-River Casino are among the many attractions nearby. There are seven golf courses nearby including the Churn Creek Golf Course only 3 miles from the hotel. Our rooms include one King or 2 Queen Beds, chair with ottoman, large work desk, 2 phones, each with 2 lines, data port and voicemail, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Work out in the fitness center, relax in the whirlpool or take a plunge in the pool.
Oxford Suites Redding Hotel
1967 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA 96002
Ph: 800-762-0133 Fx: 530-221-8265
Exceptional has never been so affordable. Along with our tastefully appointed guestroom suites we offer the following complimentary amenities: Full Hot Breakfast Buffet; Evening Reception featuring appetizers and wine, beer or soda pop; High Speed Wireless Internet Access; Parking, Premium Bedding, Outdoor Pool and Exercise Facility. Guestroom suites include work table, sofa, microwave oven, refrigerator, AM/FM clock radio, remote control TV and commercial grade WiFi. Non-smoking, pet friendly and special assist suites are available. We are close to area businesses such as PG&E and area attractions like Redding Water Works Park and Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
Tributary Whitewater Tours
Guiding California white water rafting trips for more than 35 years! Tributary Whitewater Tours has been guiding California whitewater rafting trips since 1978 and offers something for all levels, from family California rafting vacation trips suitable for kids, to extreme California white water rafting adventures for the expert. With so many rivers to choose from, we know we have the right California whitewater rafting trip for you. A Tributary Whitewater Tours California rafting trip combines all the elements of a memorable river rafting adventure.