Fodor's Expert Review Lake Shasta
Lake Shasta Area Body Of Water/Waterfall
Created when Shasta Dam corraled the Sacramento River in the 1940s, Lake Shasta evolved into a habitat for numerous types of fish, including rainbow trout, salmon, bass, brown trout, and catfish. The lake region also supports a large nesting population of bald eagles. You can rent fishing boats, ski boats, sailboats, canoes, paddleboats, Jet Skis, and windsurfing boards at marinas and resorts along the 370-mile shoreline.