PLEASE READ ALL SECTIONS IN BLUE BELOW:
July 21, 2021 UPDATE
The lake as of today is 138′ below the top and we recently finished 10 wonderful days on the lake with family and friends a couple weeks ago.
As of today the county boat low water boat ramp near our home is still open but Sugarloaf Marina closed/moved their facility yesterday. Antler’s Marina, also in sight of our homes still has boat slips available but they do not have boats for rent as they have moved them out of the area. After you park your car or truck you will have to walk down a steep trail that is not recommended for the elderly.
The only place close by to board without a slope is at the boat ramp where there is currently a small dock. Golf carts and ATVs are ideal if you have them. It will make your travel back and forth to the marina more enjoyable with the lower water levels.
At this lake level, the walk to the water from all 3 of our homes is definitely longer (hundreds of yards), the view from the homes is different (please see the many photos on this page and the additional low level water page), and you need to proceed to the larger part of the lake via boat for watersports (about 7 min boat ride currently).
Shasta is a big lake, and although it would be nice to be full and access is likely to get more challenging in the coming weeks/months, we believe you will still have a great time (like we do at any lake level) and there will be plenty of water in the main channels.
Currently there is a no wake/5MPH zone north of Sugarloaf Marina and our homes. South of us you can go a at speed but it is a “No-Ski” zone (as of July 10th when we were there last). It took us 7 minutes at 25 MPH to get past the Gooseneck and enter the area where you can tow boarders, tube, etc. The water is currently ~30-65′ deep and the channel is about 200 to 400 yards wide in front of our house through the gooseneck with plenty of room for safe travel. We recommend you proceed to the very wide large Sacramento Channel where the water is ~100-200’+ deep and much wider. This will take you another 7 mins approximately.
Important: Please see the section below on impact to boat ramps and marina in the coming days and weeks.