Imagine falling asleep to the sounds of an owl hooting, water rippling and the wind whispering through the trees. That’s the experience you get when camping on Shasta Lake. There are hundreds of acres and numerous places to stay around the lake, whether at the water’s edge or back among the pines and oaks. Whether you’re looking to rough it in a primitive campsite or looking for a little luxury with hookups, swimming pools and Internet, you’ll find it all around Lake Shasta. During the day you can swim, paddle, fish or explore the surrounding wilderness. Numerous hiking and biking trails weave around the lake and kayaks, windsurfing boards, paddleboards and jet skis are available to rent from any of the 11 marinas dotting the lakeside. Memories of the day’s adventures will linger as you watch the sun drift below the horizon, illuminating the sky with vivid colors.