Situated in northern California, in the center of this diverse recreation area, lies the houseboat capital of the west, Lake Shasta. Within view of majestic Mt. Shasta, and surrounded by evergreen forests, the area is a natural wonder to behold and offers many routes for taking scenic drives.
Watersports are the main attraction of the lake, and include fishing, boating, water skiing, and scuba. If you like to bike, there are some great bike trails in Shasta-Trinity national forest; and for the foot traveler, there are many hiking trails. And the woods offer a bounty of wild game, if hunting is your sport.
Another very popular recreation in northern California is gold prospecting. About.com guide Steve Draper not only lives here, but also prospects and owns a campground.
If you crave beautiful vistas, water sports, outdoor recreation and camping, Lake Shasta is a great destination to consider!
For planning your Northern California vacation, visit the Northern California Travel and Tourism Information Network