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Big and beautiful Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake lies in northern California and is the largest reservoir in the state. It lies in the Shasta - Trinity National Forest Area and is not very far from Mt. Shasta, a volcano of the Cascade Range. ~See what the lake looks like on a sunny summer day >>

Shasta Lake from Fisherman's Point

Shasta Lake

This is Shasta Lake. Shasta lies in northern California and also dons the sash of the largest reservoir in the state. It lies in the Shasta – Trinity National Forest Area and is not far away from Mt. Shasta, a volcano of the Cascade Range.

The first time I saw this lake was when we were on the way to Oregon, a few years ago. Interstate 5 that connects the 3 states on US’s west coast, runs over this lake and from the highway, this lake looked a shade of green, that day.

Fast forward to a few more trips that way, and one day we decided to stop and have a good look at the lake. It was summer and the skies were a pretty blue with some white fluffy clouds and the lake looked a beautiful blue that day.

Our stop that day was Fisherman’s Point on the southern end of the 30, 000-acre lake. This point is close to Shasta Dam. And this was the mood that Shasta lake was in that afternoon:

Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake, California

Look beyond the hill in the middle of this picture and you will see a part of the snow-clad Mt. Shasta behind it. Spotted it?

Shasta Lake in Summer

Shasta Lake

Lake Shasta and a part of Shasta Dam.

After spending some time at Fisherman’s Point, we went by the dam and took another route back to the highway (Interstate -5). If I remember correctly, there were two vista points on California 151 with great views of the lake that was so blue and beautiful that afternoon.

Shasta Dam

Lake Shasta from California SR 151

Shasta Lake and Shasta Dam

Shasta Lake and Shasta Dam.

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If you like lakes, you might also want to see:

Lake Tahoe

Folsom Lake

Quarry lake

Pinto Lake, Watsonville

 

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32 Comments on this post.
  • Ruth | Tanama Tales
    26 July 2017 at 2:32 am
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    I can’t believe I haven’t been to this beautiful place. I need to get to Northern California more often.

    • dNambiar
      26 July 2017 at 10:53 pm
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      Hi Ruth,
      It did look great that day. The shade of blue that it was, made it look so beautiful. Now if it isn’t a cloudy day, you can actually see Mt. Shasta from this point (Fisherman’s Point). And there are some caves near the lake. I haven’t been there yet. 🙂
      I hope you get to see Shasta Lake, soon.

      Thank you for coming this way, Ruth. 🙂

  • Liz
    27 July 2017 at 4:49 pm
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    What a gorgeous lake and scenery!

    • dNambiar
      1 August 2017 at 7:38 am
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      Isn’t it?
      Thank you for visiting, Liz. 🙂

  • Alok Singhal
    27 July 2017 at 6:41 pm
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    I am in love with Lakes, some of them are absolute killers – like this one! My favorite there is Lake Tahoe.

    I was on a lake last week too ☺️

    • dNambiar
      1 August 2017 at 7:41 am
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      And I remember several lake-posts of yours. They are great places for photography, aren’t they? 🙂
      Tahoe is absolutely beautiful. It’s been a while since I went that side. Time to go to Tahoe, again! 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by, Alok. 🙂

  • Traveling Rockhopper
    1 August 2017 at 6:21 pm
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    Indeed, it’s beautiful 🙂

    • dNambiar
      2 August 2017 at 3:10 am
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      It sure is.
      Welcome here, Traveling Rockhopper. 🙂

  • magiceye
    2 August 2017 at 12:45 am
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    Beautiful vistas captured wonderfully!

    • dNambiar
      2 August 2017 at 3:11 am
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      Thank you so, so much, Magiceye. 🙂

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    2 August 2017 at 1:55 am
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    Amazing….lovely place and very nicely captured.

    • dNambiar
      2 August 2017 at 3:11 am
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      Thanks a ton, Jyotirmoy. 🙂

  • Kishor Kumar
    2 August 2017 at 2:51 am
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    Beautiful pictures. There’s no greater joy than viewing nature’s beauty.

    • dNambiar
      2 August 2017 at 3:14 am
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      Thank you, Kishore.
      True. And on some days some places look their best. I happened to be at the lake on one such day. Blue skies and Blue waters; it was a beautiful day! 🙂
      Thank you for your comment, Kishor. 🙂

  • rupam { xhobdo}
    2 August 2017 at 4:45 am
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    So beautiful place. Loved the post and pics.

    • dNambiar
      2 August 2017 at 3:27 pm
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      🙂
      Thank you, Rupam. 🙂

  • KaJo
    2 August 2017 at 5:30 am
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    “Look beyond the hill in the middle of this picture and you will see a part of the snow-clad Mt. Shasta behind it. Spotted it?”
    Sorry I got stuck and mesmerized in the boat and pattern of cutting water.

    Awesome

    • dNambiar
      2 August 2017 at 3:29 pm
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      haha 😀

      Only a small part of the mountain is visible in that pic.

      Nice to know that you liked the pictures, KaJo. 🙂 Thank you.

  • Renuka
    2 August 2017 at 1:05 pm
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    This is so pretty! Your pictures are really inspiring.

    • dNambiar
      2 August 2017 at 3:30 pm
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      Thank you so much, Renuka. 🙂
      Do come back. 🙂

  • Purba
    2 August 2017 at 2:32 pm
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    Wow! I am enthralled looking at the pictures 🙂

    • dNambiar
      2 August 2017 at 3:31 pm
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      🙂
      The right effect, eh?! 😀

      Thank you so much, dear Purba. And all the best for the new book. 🙂

  • Trayee
    2 August 2017 at 3:30 pm
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    What a beautiful lake…outstanding pictures…

    • dNambiar
      2 August 2017 at 3:32 pm
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      Thanks a whole bunch, Trayee.

  • Aaichi Savali
    2 August 2017 at 7:53 pm
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    Such a beautiful lake and superb pictures.

    • dNambiar
      3 August 2017 at 7:47 am
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      It is a lovely lake.
      Thank you, Shubhangi. 🙂

  • Ankita
    3 August 2017 at 6:32 am
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    • dNambiar
      3 August 2017 at 7:48 am
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      Thank you, Ankita.
      Welcome here. 🙂

  • Ranjana Shankar
    9 August 2017 at 5:33 pm
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    WOW! Very…very..very ….beautiful place

    • dNambiar
      9 August 2017 at 7:21 pm
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      😀
      Isn’t it?
      One time it looked green. I should do a post on that too. 🙂

      How have you been Ranjana?

  • Joses Travel Tales
    10 August 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    California someday 🙂 Your pictures are too tempting! Love the photos 🙂

    • dNambiar
      11 August 2017 at 5:04 am
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      Come on over. Nammal undello — evide. 😉

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