Sugarloaf Marina, right next to us have great boat slips behind a locked gate for $40 per night.  They fill up fast.  Contact information (depending on when you are calling):
    Off Season (Oct-May):
    Reservations Supervisor, 530-275-7950
    If during the season:
    Contact Sugarloaf Marina at 530-238-8200.  They are normally open from Memorial Day Weekend to September unless water level is too low.
    See Lake Level information on our web site.
    Antlers is a large marina and is normally only about 3 miles from our homes most of the time.  When the lake drops below 80′ from the top (Summer 2021), they move it close to us in the Sugarloaf area.  They tend to have rental boats and slips as well as stay open longer if not for entire year lake level permitting.  (800) 238-3924
    UPDATE:  See LAKE LEVEL for more info.

Contact the marinas directly for latest information.

Please understand we are just passing the information as we are not associated in anyway with Sugarloaf or Antlers.  Your ability to get a boat slip or rental boat or the state of their operations in not a valid cancelation request.

NOTE:  Please see the “Lake Level” section of web site for the latest information.  There is a button below.

Lake Level


Some of our guests like to anchor their boats below our homes in the cove.  Since the marina is next door, this cove tends to be pretty well protected by wakes.  We have a good trail down (although not good for the disabled or elderly) to the water level.  The shore close to the water might be rocky (when higher) or muddy (when lower).  Bring good shoes.  Parking your boat offshore of our homes is legal and there is no charge.  It is especially good for Jet Ski’s and Waverunners as you can just swim out and take off.   If you have a regular boat you might want to anchor using a bungee anchor line on the back and a regular role on the front.  The front rope you can tie to your stake in the ground.  Then when you arrive you can pull the boat to you and board.    Then everyone can board or you can have someone drive it over to the marina where they can load more easily at the dock at the store.  Please note when the lake is low the bottom tends to be mud and anchors many times drag.  We do not recommend doing this for when the lake is 140′ or greater down.  Even the 50lb anchors we had out there seem to work ok with Waverunners but not boats.  Please note that Shasta is a reservoir so the lake level is the highest in late Spring (like Memorial Day) and then usually starts to drop through the Summer and the fall.  The water level at the end of October has been anywhere from 40′ to 200′ below the top level.  This makes the distance from our four homes longer as the water drops.  It can be 30′ to 300 yards depending on water level.

We always recommend a boat slip at the marina if you can get one.  BOOK EARLY.

UPDATE:  Do not recommend use of this area until water is at least 140′ or less from the top.  Please check your anchors carefully.

NOTE:  Please see the “Lake Level” section of web site for the latest information.  There is a button below.

Lake Level


Other guests prefer to launch and bring back their boat each day to the house.  There are two boat ramps close to us.   When the lake is 60′ or less from the top then use the boat ramp next door at Sugarloaf marina.  The charge for a launch is ~$15 per day and can be paid at the Marina Store.  This ramp will close at 60′ down and then the Sugarloaf county boat ramp opens about 1/3 of a mile away.  The charge for a launch is ~$15 per day and can be paid at the deposit tube near the entrance or to the person if they have a pay station set up.  The low water county ramp at Sugarloaf near us will stay open to about 140-150′ below the top.

UPDATE:  Dec 30, 2021:  Ramp is officially closed due to water level but this week we saw multiple boats launching from it.  If you go this route, please be cautious about the ramp and hidden obstacles in the water.

If you prefer to wait a little longer as the water is coming up, you will have to go to another deep water ramp:

  1. Bay Bridge (near big bridge)
  2. Jones Valley
  3. Centimudi

These stay open until the lake is about 220′ feet down.  Please contact them directly for latest info.

We do have room at all four homes to park at least one truck with boat in select areas.  Retreat 3 is the most challenging and is discouraged.  Retreat 4 has the greatest room but in a serial fashion.  Additional boat/trailer parking can be found at the marina for a fee.

Call if you would like to discuss.

NOTE:  Please see the “Lake Level” section of web site for the latest information.  There is a button below.

Boat Ramp InfoLake Level