About Shasta Lake

Northern California has many great places to get away. One of the most popular is Shasta Lake. Its thirty thousand acres of clear water surround hundreds of miles of unspoiled shoreline. Located on the southeast side of Shasta Lake, at the base of the Pit River Arm, you can find Silverthorn Resort Marina. Shasta Lake offers something for everyone and Silverthorn Resort is the ideal setting for your summer memories.

Shasta Lake and Shasta Dam facts

Shoreline: 365 miles
Length of Shasta Lake: 35 miles
Surface area: 30,000 acres
Storage capacity: 4,552,000 acre feet
Greatest Depth: 517 feet
Average Annual Flow: 6.2 million acre feet
Shasta Dam Height: 602 feet
Shasta Dam spillway elevation above sea level: 1,067 feet

With the reservoir elevation fluctuating year after year, it’s no surprise that so would our views of Shasta Lake.
You may even visit the lake in the spring and then return in the fall for a completely different experience. But, no matter what time of the year it is, there is always something fun and interesting to see and experience around the lake.
Hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing, visit a waterfall, swim in a trout pond, and nature watching are just a few things other than the common activities of camping, boating, wakeboarding, skiing, and tubing that everyone enjoys.
For the fisherman, Shasta Lake has many varieties of fish which 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 sun fish. The bass and trout are most frequently caught by anglers.

  • Gather your buddies and come out fishing, no matter what month it is, the fish are always biting!
  • Plan a getaway for the whole family! There are activities for not only the most active kids but also for the grandparents too!
  • Planning a Bachelor or Bachelorette Party? Or maybe you and your friends just want to come out and have wildly fun weekend, nothing will be more memorable than a houseboat trip out on the lake.

If you're looking for the perfect get-away, Shasta Lake has something for everyone!