Opportunities for outdoor fun abound at Lake Shasta, whether you want to cool off in the water or trek through dense Pacific forest. The lake is a popular recreational boating area, where you can enjoy watersports such as water skiing, houseboating, swimming, and fishing. On land, popular activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.
You can also tour Lake Shasta Caverns (a series of limestone chambers that are only accessible by boat), stop by the visitor center, or visit the City of Shasta Lake Parks—a small residential community with several parks and playgrounds. If you want to see Shasta Dam, free 1-hour tours are given daily.