As of Nov 17, 2023
The Shasta Lake Level impacts the availability of boat ramps
LOCAL BOAT RAMPS:
Antler’s Ramp: OPEN $16
Best option for November/December 2023
Sugarloaf Marina Boat Ramp: CLOSED $20
Marina is now closed for the season including the boat ramp. They have a chain across the road. Will reopen in May 2024.
Sugarloaf County Boat Ramp: CLOSED/OPEN (Lake is too high, Under water). Officially it is closed but there is nothing to prevent you from launching. If you do, be careful as the slope is not very good for a launch yet. For large boats like wakeboard boats, we recommend Antlers unless the lake drops another 10 feet. It will improve as the water level drops.
Salt Creek Boat Ramp: CLOSED? (Closest for Retreat 8)
We have seen it open via boat. We don’t know the cost or restrictions. Aug 15 Update: Now only dirt ramp, might not be any good at 30 feet down and below. Use at own risk.
VIEW FROM HOMES:
Awesome in 2023! Full Lake! The views from the homes are all great this year with full lake. Retreat 1, 2, 3, 4, & 10 are all lakefront and Retreat 5, 7, 8, and 9 are lakeview. Retreat 6 has a partial lakeview through the trees. Fortunately, the Lake is very full! Currently we have awesome views of the lake (best since 2019) as the lake filled to the top in May. Be careful as many other vacation homes in the area claim to be lakefront, but you can not be able to see any water depending on lake level. Please scroll down to see hundreds of photos at current full lake level and other levels.
WALK TO LAKE:
100 to 200 feet currently from the 5 lakefront homes. Extra 100-200 yards for Retreat 5, 7, and 9. About 300 yards for Retreat 6. These distances will increase as the water drops as normal since lake is a reservoir. Lake is down 54 feet from the top currently (Nov 7, 2023).
SWIMMING AT LAKE NEAR HOMES:
You can swim in the lake below R1-R5, R10 and at the end of the street for R9. There is a trail from all of these homes but use at your own risk. As always do not leave children alone and make sure they are wearing a life vest anywhere near the water even if they are not going in. R7 is a short walk across the street to the lake but there is no trail/way to water without walking ~100 yards toward the market on Lakeshore or about 100 yards down the county Sugarloaf boat ramp road across the street. R6 walk is a 300 yards to lake swimming.
We have removed the floating island for the season. We will bring it back in May 2024. Kayaks and Paddle boards available year around at several homes.
Many of the trails we created for the Daisy Lane Homes (R1-5, 9, 10) were under water due to the full lake back in May. We are trying to repair as the lake drops but you might find the last part before the water not yet repaired. There are trails to the water and to the marina. The trail to the marina passes by Retreat 1 and 2. More work to follow. Use at own risk and be carful with children and elderly. Always wear good shoes as rocks are sharp and watch for snakes.