Planning Your Vacation

Silverthorn Small Boat Rentals

Ski Boat – 20’ Wakeboard boat, fun, fast, & perfect for skiing, wakeboarding or just cruising! Patio Boat 8 person with BBQ, ice chest, covered shade and restroom perfect for seeing the lake. Deluxe Patio Boat 8 persons with BBQ, ice chest, restroom and hard covered shade top with ladder for sunbathing plus a 130hp motor! Fishing Boat – 14’ Klamath w/8hp motor, perfect for 2-4 people to get out & catch fish! We also have Kayaks, Stand-Up Paddle boards, tubes, wakeboards, kneeboards and skis for rent.

Go Bob’s

Sea-Doo, Personal Water Craft Rentals – 2-3 persons. Sea-doos are guaranteed to make you smile! Call 1-866-732-3661 for more information or to make reservations.

Silverthorn Pizza & Pub

We make an awesome pizza, and have a full bar with the coldest beer or beverage. Not to mention the best views of the lake! We provide a fun, friendly atmosphere with four large screen T.V.’s and a Pool Table! Make it a night, and bring the kids, they are welcome until 10:00p.m. Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday Night! Open May 18th – September 2nd Phone: 530-275-2050

Silverthorn Apparel Shop & Marina Market

Open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. during the summer and 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the off season, our stores are filled with name brand apparel (Reef, Cielo Rosso, Von Zipper) and gifts. Stock up mid-week with anything you need. We have the necessities you need such as toiletries, batteries, fishing accessories and of course… Beer and Ice! You can also stop for lunch and pick up one our famous pizzas or a fresh sandwich.

Things to Do…


Rent a boat and explore the 365 miles of shoreline and 40,000 surface acres of Shasta Lake.

Silverthorn Resort has ski boats, patio boats, fishing boats, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.


Fish species within Shasta Lake are varied and abundant. Species known to inhabit the lake include: rainbow trout, brown trout, chinook salmon, largemouth bass, spotted bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, carp, Sacramento sucker, Sacramento squawfish, riffle sculpin, black fish, hardhead minnow, white sturgeon, channel squawfish, threadfin shad, white catfish, brown bullhead, golden shiner and green sunfish.

The basses and trout are the species most frequently caught by anglers. Even though there is some natural reproduction, the cold water fish populations within the lake are largely maintained through Annual stocking by the California Department of Fish and Game. The warm water fish populations are self-perpetuating. California fishing licenses are also available at the Silverthorn Marina Market along with a variety of bait & tackle.

Tour Shasta Dam

Shasta Dam is the second largest dam in the United States holding 6.5 million cubic yards of concrete! That’s enough to build a sidewalk 4ft. wide and 3in. deep around the equator of the earth! Take a free tour of Shasta Dam on your vacation – you won’t be disappointed. Tours in the summer are every hour from 9:00 – 3:00, spring and fall hours are 9:00, 10:15, 11:30, 1:00, 2:15, and 3:30, winter hours are 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00. You will need to meet at the visitor’s center 15 minutes prior to the hour, cell phones as well as any other paraphernalia are not allowed on the tour. Free of charge. Call 530-275-4463 for more details.

Tour Lake Shasta Caverns

Discover adventure and fun at Lake Shasta Caverns! The cavern tour starts with a scenic bus ride to the cavern entrance. You will walk with a tour guide for an hour inside the caverns. It is one of the most beautiful caverns in the United States, be sure not to miss it! Tours in the summer are every ½ hour from 9:00 – 4:00, spring and fall hours are 9:00 – 3:00 every hour, and winter hours are 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00. Call for rates, & more info. Shasta Caverns 1-800-795-CAVE.

See a Waterfall

Potem Falls is a beautiful 45 ft. waterfall located close to the Pit 7 dam high up the Pit River Arm of Shasta Lake. To get there you must boat as close to the Pit 7 dam as possible, park on the north (left) side, and hike up to the dirt road. Walk along the road until you reach the falls on the right.

Bird Watching

Bring your binoculars and find many North American birds on Shasta Lake. A wonderful and rare sight to most will be the Bald Eagle, of which we are proud to have at least 22 pairs!

You may also see Osprey, Canadian Geese Falcons, Turkey Vultures, and small birds such as Blue Jay.

Redding Attractions…

Sundial Bridge & Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Designed by world famous architect Carlos Santiago. The bridge is the only one of its kind, and a must-see. Also Redding’s newest museum includes displays and exhibits of the history of the area as well as hands-on demonstrations. Paul Bunyan’s Forrest Camp has many activities for the kids. The museum also has a great cafe located right next to the Sundial Bridge. 530-243-8850

Waterworks Park

The largest water park in Northern California with new additions every year! 530-246-9550

Information Centers

Redding Chamber of Commerce: 530-225-4433

Redding Visitors Bureau: 530-225-4100

Shasta Lake Chamber of Commerce: 530-275-7497

Shasta Lake Information Center: 530-275-1586

Redding Municipal Airport: 530-224-4320

Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 800-736-8222

Hertz Rent-A-Car: 530-221-4620

ABC Taxi Cab: 530-246-0577

Redding Yellow Cab: 530-222-1234


Mercy Medical Center: 530-225-6000

Shasta Regional Medical Center: 530-244-5400