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BOAT SLIPS

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.

SUGARLOAF AREA SLIPS

  1. SUGARLOAF MARINA (OPEN):
    Sugarloaf Marina, right next to us have a limited number of great boat slips behind a locked gate.  Last we heard, they are charging $55 per night for slips.  They are now open.  They normally open sometime between May 1st and Memorial Day weekend and close between Labor Day and the end of September.  August 15 Update:  Lisa at the Marina said they are staying open until the end of September 2023.  They fill up fast.  Contact information (depending on when you are calling):
    Off Season (Oct-April):
    Reservations Supervisor, 530-275-7950
    If during the season (May to Sept):
    Contact Lisa at the Sugarloaf Marina at 530-238-8200 for the latest information.
    In July 2023, we have seen several boats damaged due to a combination of large rollers making it to the marina, especially on the lake side of the dock combined with some boat owners not securing their boats.  Recommend strong marine rope and secured in a way that the bow can not hit the dock.  Use at your own risk.
    Note that this marina is in view of Retreat 1-5 and 9 and is a short walk or you can drive.  Retreat 6 and 7 are also a longer walk or drive but very close.  Retreat 8 is about the same distance to Antlers and Sugarloaf and maybe others.
  2. ANTLERS MARINA (OPEN)
    Antlers is a larger marina with more slips and rental boats and is normally about 3 miles from our homes up the arm of the lake located at the Antler’s camp ground when the lake is high like it is for 2023.   We have been told they now have patio boats to rent and will have slips by May 1st and more boats to rent later.  PLEASE CALL Them.   In 2022 they charged $30 per night.  We don’t have 2023 rate yet.  Call or email them to confirm if they are open yet.

Please understand we are just passing the information as we are not associated in anyway with Sugarloaf or Antlers.  We encourage you to call them for the latest information.  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

ANCHOR BELOW LAKEHOUSES

Some of our guests from R1-R5, R9 like to anchor their boats below our homes along the shore especially when the lake is high like 2023.  Since the marina is next door, this cove is somewhat protected but rollers still come in so beware.  We have a decent but rocky trail down (although not good for the disabled or elderly) to the water level for R1-R4.  The shore close to the water might be rocky (when higher like 2023) 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.  We recommend a good heavy box anchor.  The rollers might push the boat to shore if anchor is not significant.  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. R5 can also park their boat below R1-R3 but they have a longer trail that is not in as good shape (if you use, please be careful).  R9 can access the water at the end of the cul-de-sac.  We added a great trail to the water level (full lake level).  Will extend/repair as lake drops over time.  The last part my not be in good shape.

R7 has a cove across the street from it.  Ability to anchor there depends on water level.  A sand bar starts to show at 10′ down from top.  Be careful.  Make sure you check the depth in is area.  Access to the cove is challenging (steep and no trail) unless you go up Lakeshore about 100 yards towards the town or go down the county boat ramp road across the street.  This is also about 100 yards.  We are not aware of anyone anchoring their boat there as of now.  As always, we recommend a boat slip at the marina.

R6 does not have a shore within sight.  Although the shore is not private party and theoretically you should be able to anchor anywhere, we would recommend a boat slip at the marina.

WHEN LAKE IS LOWER (Not in 2023):
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

PULL OUT EACH DAY

Use one of three Local Boat Ramps

See our 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 80′ down to full.

1. Sugarloaf Marina Boat Ramp:  Open from full to 60′ down.  Seasonal.  $20.
2. Sugarloaf County Boat Ramps:  Open from 50′ down to 140’+ down.  $16
3. Antlers Boat Ramp:  Open from full to 80′ down.  $16
4. Salt Creek (for R8):  Open from full to ~30-40 feet down.  Not sure if public access.

 

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