Introduction to Shasta Lake, California
Shasta Lake, California, in Shasta county, is 6 miles N of Reading, California and 152 miles N of Sacramento, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Redding metropolitan area with.
Shasta Lake History
Shasta Lake was originally inhabited by the Wintu Native Americans. The city began as the town of Central Valley. In developed in 1938 during construction of Shasta Dam. The Toyon School was the first elementary school in the town. The city was incorporated on July 2, 1993.
Shasta Lake and Nearby Attractions
- Carter House Natural Science Museum.
- Turtle Bay Museums & Arboretum.
- Shasta State Historic Park.
- Castle Crags State Park.
- McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park.
- Redding Museum of Art and History.
Things To Do In Shasta Lake
Local parks include the McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park and the Castle Crags State Park. The Redding Museum of Art and History, the Turtle Bay Museum & Arboretum and the Carter House Natural Science Museum are accessible from Shasta Lake as well. The Shasta County Library is the local library. The Shasta State Historic Park is also nearby.
Shasta Lake Transportation
Sacramento International is the nearest major airport.
Shasta Lake Higher Education
California State University-Chico, Shasta College and Butte College are some of the local colleges and universities.