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Shasta Cascade Kayaking

Shasta Cascade Kayaking Overview

Shasta Cascade

Shasta Cascade kayak rentals, canoe rentals and (SUP) stand-up paddleboard rentals are available at several local lakes. Many rental shops also offer tours and lessons to learn how to kayak. We've found the perfect places to kayak in the Shasta Cascade. These water sports are easy, fun and require little experience, making them the perfect summertime activity. Rent a canoe at the picturesque Lake Britton on Mt. Lassen. Paddle along the shores of Lake Almanor outside of Susanville.

See our Whitewater Rafting pages for information on whitewater kayaking.

Mt. Shasta

Lake Siskiyou is located off Interstate 5 west of Mt. Shasta City. Situated between Mt. Shasta and the Trinity National Forest, Siskiyou is one mile in length and offers activities that include camping, fishing, boating and swimming. Amenities include a campground, marina, general store, restaurant and boat launch ramps. Boat rentals include fishing boat, pontoon boats, sailboats, paddle boats, stand-up paddleboard (SUP), kayak and canoe. Choose from single or double kayak rentals. Fish species include brown trout, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.

Lake Siskiyou Beach & Camp
4239 West A Barr Road
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
(888) 926-2618

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Lewiston Lake is located off Highway 299 north of Lewiston. Lewiston is long narrow at over 6-miles long. Activities include camping, fishing, boating and swimming. Amenities include campgrounds and a marina. Lewiston offers boat rentals for fishing boat, pontoon boats, canoe and kayak. Fish species include rainbow trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, kokanee salmon and catfish.

Pine Cove Marina
Lewiston Lake
Trinity Dam Boulevard
Lewiston, CA 96091
(530) 778-3770

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Whiskeytown Lake is located off Highway 299 west of Redding. As part of the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Whiskeytown is more than 5-miles long and nearly 2-miles wide. Activities include camping, fishing, boating, water-skiing and swimming. Whiskeytown offers amenities like campgrounds, a marina, general store, snack bar and boat launch ramp. Boat rentals include fishing boat, ski boats, deck cruisers, pontoon boats, canoe and kayak. Whiskeytown supports rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass and kokanee salmon.

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Oak Bottom Marina
12485 Highway 299
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
(530) 359-2269

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Mt. Lassen

Lake Britton is located off Highway 299 east of Redding. Situated between Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen, Britton is long and narrow at approximately 6-miles long and less than 1-mile wide. Lake Britton is fed by Burney Creek and is part of McArthur-Burney Falls State Park. Activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, boating, water-skiing and swimming. Britton offers amenities like a campground, small marina, general store and boat launch ramps. Boat rentals include fishing boat, row boat, paddle boats, kayak and canoe. Britton supports rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, channel catfish, bluegill and redear sunfish.

McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
24898 Highway 89
Burney, CA 96013
(530) 335-2777

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Manzanita Lake photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Manzanita Lake is located off Highway 44 east of Redding. Situated at the northwest entrance to Lassen Volcanic National Park, Manzanita is one of only a few recreational lakes in the Lassen National Park region. Amenities include a campground, general store and launch area for small boats without motors. Kayak rentals are offered during summer months. Fish species include rainbow trout and brown trout.

Manzanita Lake
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Peak Hwy 89
Mineral, California 96063
(530) 335-7557

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Lake Almanor is located off Highways 36 and 89 east of Susanville. At over 15 miles in length and more than 5 miles wide, Almanor offers activities like camping, fishing, boating, water-skiing, swimming, hiking and horseback riding. Amenities include campgrounds, marinas, stores, resorts, restaurants and boat launch ramps. Almanor offers boat rentals for fishing boat, ski boats, pontoon boats, Jet Ski, paddle boats, canoes and kayak. Fish species include rainbow trout, brown trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, kokanee salmon, coho salmon, king salmon and catfish.

  • Knotty Pine Resort
    430 Peninsula Drive
    Lake Almanor, CA 96137
    (530) 596-4404
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  • Plumas Pines Resort
    3000 Almanor Drive West
    Canyon Dam, CA 95923
    (530) 259-2168
    Map  |   Website

  • Lake Cove Resort
    3584 Highway 147
    Westwood, CA 96137
    (530) 284-7697
    Map  |   Website


Clear Lake

Lake Pillsbury Resort is located off Highway 20 north of Clear Lake. Nestled in a remote location of the Mendocino National Forest, Pillsbury is nearly 4-miles long and over 1-mile wide. Activities include camping, fishing and boating. Pillsbury offers amenities like cabins, a campground, marina, general store and boat launch ramp. Boat rentals include fishing boats and kayaks. Pillsbury supports largemouth bass, bluegill, rainbow trout and squawfish.

Lake Pillsbury Resort
2756 Kampranos Road
Potter Valley, CA 95469
(707) 743-9935

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Blue Lakes is located off Highway 20 west of Clear Lake. Blue Lakes includes 2 small lakes with the largest over 1-mile long. Activities include camping, fishing and boating. Water access is available from several lakeside resorts. Boat rentals include pontoon boats, patio boats, row boats, paddle boats, water bikes and kayaks. Blue Lakes support largemouth bass, trout, blue gill and catfish.

  • The Lodge at Blue Lakes
    5135 West Highway 20
    Upper Lake, CA 95485
    (707) 275-2181
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  • Pine Acres Resort
    5328 Blue Lakes Road
    Upper Lake, CA 95485
    (707) 275-2811
    Map  |   Website

  • The Narrows Resort
    5690 Blue Lakes Road
    Upper Lake, CA 95485
    (707) 275-2718
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Clear Lake is located off Highway 20 between Ukiah and Williams. Clear Lake is large at over 15-miles long and 7-miles wide. Activities include camping, horseback riding, boating, fishing, water-skiing and swimming. Water access is available from several lakeside resorts. Clear Lake offers boat rentals for Jet Ski, ski boats, fishing boat, pontoon boats, patio boats, paddle boats, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and kayak. Fish species include largemouth bass, crappie, trout, carp and catfish.

  • Konocti Vista Marina
    2755 Mission Rancheria Road
    Lakeport, CA 95453
    (707) 262-1900
    Map  |   Website

  • Disney's Boat Rentals
    401 S. Main Street
    Lakeport, California 95453
    (707) 263-0969
    Map  |   Website


Plumas National Forest

Bucks Lake is located off Highway 70 west of Quincy. At over 5-miles long and more than 1-mile wide, Eagle Lake offers activities like camping, fishing, boating, water-skiing and swimming. Amenities include campgrounds, cabins, a marina, general store, restaurant and boat launch ramps. Bucks offers boat rentals for fishing boat, pontoon boats, ski boats, Jet Ski, stand-up paddleboard (SUP), canoe and kayak. Rentals include single and double kayak. Bucks supports mackinaw salmon, kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout and brook trout.

Bucks Lake Marina
Bucks Lake Road
Quincy, CA 95971
(530) 283-4243

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Collins Lake is located off Highway 20 northeast of Yuba City/Marysville. Also known as Virginia Ranch Reservoir, Collins is 2-miles long and 1-mile wide. Activities include camping, fishing, boating, water-skiing and swimming. Amenities include campgrounds, cabins, a marina, general store and boat launch ramps. Collins offers boat rentals for fishing boat, pontoon boats, paddle boat, stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and kayak. Fish species include trout, bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish.

Collins Lake Resort
7530 Collins Lake Road
Oregon House, CA 95962
(530) 692-1600

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