Shasta Lake, California
Shasta Lake is a city located in Shasta County, California, which itself lies surrounded by Trinity County to the West, Siskiyou and Modoc to the North, Lassen to the East, and Tehama and Plumas to the South. As a city, Shasta Lake is broken up into five smaller communities, which include Summit City, Pine Grove, Central Valley, Toyon, and Project City. Shasta Lake boasts a moderate climate of hot summers with calm weather, and cool winters with some snowfall. The city is home to the largest man made resevior in California, and thus lends itself well to all kinds of water based activities, including fishing, skiing, and house boating.
As Shasta Lake was originally founded for the housing of government workers on the Shasta Dam, the area has a long association with the man made lake that shares it’s name. Several hiking trails in the area can showcase Shasta Lake’s indenginous wildlife species to travelers, which can include Ringtailed Cats, Blacktail deer, and even black bear and cougar. Fishing makes up one of Shasta Lake’s most pursued past times, and fish life include various types of trout, Large and Small mouthed Bass, White Sturgeon, along with various other types of indigenous aquatic life that lives in and about the lake, and surrounding areas.
Shasta Lake is home to the yearly Damboree Festival which traces its roots all the way back to 1939. Today, the Damboree is still a community organized event in Shasta Lake in celebration to the city’s unique past. Shasta Lake is a unique city on the inland of California where the lake that shares its name makes up a large portion of life for it’s citizens.