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 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 the area during the 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.

October 3, 2021:

Blue skies have returned to Shasta lake as most fires in northern California are now contained.  The closest fire was the Fawn fire (Now 100% contained) which started September 22nd in the area south of Shasta Lake toward the city of Redding.  If that changes, we will post that information.   Come up and enjoy the area.  October is one of the nicest times of the year and we have discounted all 4 homes.  Read the latest reviews from guests, they are having a great time even with the lower lake level.

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

August Update:

There are no fires in the general area that are a risk to our home or the lake.  The closest fire is about 50 miles away.  See map on this page titled Cal Fire.  Shasta Lake is in the center above Redding.  Depending on wind direction, the days vary from Sunny Blue skies to hazy/smokey days.  Some guests state that they would prefer blue skies but still had a great time while others said it impacted their activities.  Please see the 50+ photos on this page showing smoke in the area.

Shasta Lake & the Trinity Shasta National Forest are OPEN

Although the lake remained open the entire time, the forest around the lake was closed for a while but is now open.

Shasta County Fire DepartmentFawn Fire InfoCancellation PolicyCAL FIRE MAPAir Quality

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

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

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