Redding Area Lakes

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to go boating, do some fishing, swim or just want to relax and work on your tan, you have plenty of options in the Redding area. Lake Shasta, Whiskeytown Lake, Trinity Lake, Lake Almanor and Lake Siskiyou are just a few of the incredible lakes within a short drive of Redding.

Check out our list below to find the one that best suits the fun you’re looking for.

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Burney - Lake Britton

24898 Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway
Burney, California 96013
Shasta County
Phone: 530-335-2777

Lake Britton is a beautiful lake that shares some shoreline with McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park .  Boating, fishing, kayaking and swimming are some of the popular activities at...

Chester - Butt Valley Reservoir

Prattville - Butt Reservior Road
Chester, California 96020
Plumas County

Butt Valley Reservoir has quickly become one of our favorite lakes in the area.  Being near the more popular Lake Almanor , it is less populated but just as beautiful and fun.   The...

Chester - Lake Almanor

Highway 36
Chester, California 96020
Plumas County
Phone: 530-258-2426

Lake Almanor, located in beautiful Plumas County, sits among the pine trees at an elevation of 4,505' and is Plumas County's largest lake. With 52 miles of shoreline (mostly forested), this...

Coffee Creek - Tangle Blue Lake

Road 39N20
Coffee Creek (North of), California 96091
Trinity County
Phone: 530-623-2121

Tangle Blue Lake is the perfect place to go for a nice swim in the Trinity Mountains after a gorgeous 3.5 mile hike to get there.  The water is cool, refreshing and the surrounding views are...

Elk Creek - Stony Gorge Reservoir

County Road 304
Elk Creek, California 95939
Glenn County

Stony Gorge Reservoir is a beautiful lake southwest of Red Bluff that has quite a bit to offer.  The lake has 18 miles of shoreline and is very popular with those who like to fish, swim, camp...

Fall River Mills - Fall River Lake

Long Street
Fall River Mills, California 96028
Shasta County

Fall River Lake is a beautiful lake/park in Fall River Mills.  Kayaking and canoeing as well as fishing are popular activities here.  There is plenty of wildlife so if bird watching is...

Lassen Volcanic National Park - Butte Lake

Butte Lake Road
Old Station (11 miles east of), California 96071
Lassen County
Phone: 530-595-4480

Butte Lake is one of our favorite Lassen Volcanic National Park Lakes because of its remoteness and unique layout.  Located near the base of Cinder Cone, close to Painted Dunes and along the...

Lassen Volcanic National Park - Manzanita Lake

Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway (Highway 89)
Shingletown, California 96088
Shasta County
Phone: 530-595-4480

Swimming, fishing, kayaking and canoeing are popular activities at Manzanita Lake, located in Lassen Volcanic National Park .   This beautiful lake has some pretty incredible views...

Mad River - Ruth Lake

Mad River (20 Miles Southeast of)
Mad River, California 95552
Trinity County
Phone: 707-574-6332

Formed in 1962, Ruth Lake is in the southern tip of Trinity County.  The lake offers camping, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, biking and so much more.  The park has a number of...

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