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 520-238-8200.  Shasta Lakeshore Retreats will not be renting slips, please go to the marina above.
    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.  (800) 238-3924
    Note:  Based on lake level this year, we expect them to keep their marina down by us all Summer/Fall (2021) until they close due to lake level.

In both cases, there is lots of parking near the marina, but there will be a walk down a dirt path to get to the marina ramp/dock.  This path is not recommended for the elderly and weak.  You might (might) be able to drive your truck down a ways to drop off and then back up to parking area.  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.


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.  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 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 three homes longer as the water drops.  This year it will be about 100 to 200+ yards from the homes down the trail.

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


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 the 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.  This ramp will stay open until the water level drops to about 150-160′ below the top.

In the event the water drops below 150-160′ then you will have to use one of the other ramps:

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

These stay open until the lake is about 220′ feet down (not likely in 2021).

We do have room at all three homes to park at least one truck with boat in select areas.  Additional boat/trailer parking can be done at the marina for a fee.

Call if you would like to discuss.

Boat Ramp InfoLake Level