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There are eight marinas spread around Shasta Lake.  Most of them offer boat slips for rent.  Please contact them directly for details and reservations.  Below is a map with all the marinas.


  1. SUGARLOAF MARINA (Expected to Open in Spring):
    Sugarloaf Marina, right next to us have great boat slips behind a locked gate.  We were told by another guest that they are charging $55 per night for slips.  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.
  2. ANTLERS MARINA (Expect to be Back in Spring but near Antlers)
    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 and 2022), 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.  See Shasta Lake Level section of our web site for the latest information. In 2022 they charged $30 per night.  We don’t have 2023 rate yet.  Book early, limited.  Call or email them to make sure it is still open and they have available spots.  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 or boat ramp where they can load more easily.   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.  We recommend a heavy box anchor so you are not thinking about if if the wind comes up.  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.  Over the past 60 years, 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 homes longer as the water drops.  It can be 30′ to 300 yards depending on water level.  At 170′ down (very rare), the area is a river, not a lake.  This will not happen in 2023.

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

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

Lake Level


Use one of three Local Boat Ramps

See Boat Ramp Webpage for more information

Other guests prefer to launch and bring back their boat each day to the house.  There are three boat ramps very close to us.   When the lake is 60′ or less from the top then use the boat ramp next door at Sugarloaf marina very close to many of our homes.  If the lake is pretty full early in the season, it might not be open yet and have a chain across the road.  This ramp will close at 60′ down and then the Sugarloaf county boat ramps opens about 1/3 of a mile away.  These ramps will stay open between 50′ to about 140-150′ below the top.  Some use it beyond that but we do not recommend.

There is also the Antlers Public Boat Ramp that is about 3 miles from the Sugarloaf area homes.  This is usually open from 60′ down to full.

In the event none of these are open, the following ramps and marinas will remain open:

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

These stay open until the lake is about 220′ feet down.  We have never seen the lake get that low and close these ramps.

We do have room at all homes to park at least one truck with boat in select areas.   Retreat 4 has the greatest room but in a serial fashion.  Retreat 6 can also support two boats.  Additional boat/trailer parking can usually be found at the marina for a fee.

Call if you would like to discuss.

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

Boat Ramp InfoLake Level