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August 7, 2022 Update:
We are fortunate to have NO fires of concern in the area.  Here is some information on two fires:

  1. The Mckenny Fire is near the Oregon/California boarder and is NOT impacting Shasta Lake and is of no threat to the area.
  2. On August 7, 2022 there was a one acre fire in the Lakehead area but it was quickly contained and there were no concerns or evacuations.


As we communicate with our guests, fires are unfortunately common in this area and more frequently throughout California.  Fires in the general area can bring smoke in at times and you should plan for this during the summer (especially late summer) and fall as it is unpredictable.  Although most days are beautiful blue skies, your stay may include smoke.  People who would like to avoid smoke or are sensitive to smoke should avoid booking our homes and other places in Northern California summer/fall.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  We are providing this as additional information for our guests and other people that use our web site as a source of information.  We are not experts, please use other sources of information as desired.  We can’t be liable for the information we provide.

We want to thank all the hard working firefighters and first responders for their service and our thoughts are with those impacted by California fires.

We can’t be responsible for smoke in the area and smoke is not a valid cancelation reason.

Blue Skies return to Shasta.  Photo Oct 3, 2021.

Shasta County Fire DepartmentCancellation PolicyCAL FIRE MAPAir Quality

ABOVE:  Clear Skies although a fire was only 5 miles away but wind blowing away from lake (July 2021).  

ABOVE:  Smoke on a bad day with a fire 50 miles away (above).  (August 2021)

BELOW:  Photos of Smoke at Different Levels including Fires on the Shores of Shasta Lake (not currently the case)