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Let’s face it, the pool just isn’t going to cut it this summer. Be a hero and bring the excitement back with an outdoor adventure in Redding and fun it up on multiple pristine and inviting lakes and rivers.

A paddler’s dream, Redding is in the heart of UpState California. TIME Magazine labeled Redding as the “unofficial capital of kayaking” for its weird obsession with a paddle, and the best part is there are plenty of places to do it. The local favorite is Whiskeytown National Recreation Area with the sparkling and always full Whiskeytown Lake as the main attraction. Free ranger-led kayak and standup paddleboard tours are available (equipment included!) and the water is so inviting that the rangers also offer free moonlight kayak programs so you can explore the landscape in a different setting, or snap that sunset photo on the lake that will make your friends and family envious until your next trip.

Either way, Whiskeytown Lake provides the perfect summer setting. Glide across the water on a kayak to an island or small cove for a private swimming spot, or grab a SUP to cruise on the water. If all gears are shifting into relax mode, lay out a towel or blanket on the sandy shores and gaze off to a tree-line horizon of unspoiled beauty. As the sunniest city in California with more than 300 sunny days per year, Redding’s weather assures you of ideal conditions for your visit. Let the fun continue on Shasta Lake, where you can tie the water skis, wakeboard or tube to your boat and rip up the water for an all-day escapade.

For the more thrill-seekers, you can live on the wild side as you paddle your way through the white water rapids of the Trinity River with guided rafting trips. Strap on a helmet and navigate your way down Class II, III or V rapids. If the slower-moving waters are your preference, stick to the Sacramento River and paddle under the world-famous Sundial Bridge, a Redding landmark.

Don’t let those dog days of summer sneak up on you. Break away from the usual and give yourself a story worth bragging about. Soak up the sun on the water this summer in Redding – Where Fun Meets Adventure.

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Action Sports Rentals
We are a locally owned Action Sports rental shop.. we rent out kayaks paddle boards jet skis and quads.. More Information
915 Wall St.
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 440-2216
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Antlers Resort & Marina
Welcome to Antlers Resort and Marina located just 30 minutes north of Redding, California on beautiful Shasta Lake.Located on beautiful Lake Shasta in northern California, Antlers is a full service resort specializing in houseboat rentals, competition ski boat rentals,patio boat rentals, jet ski rentals, fishing boat rentals, and moorage. We also havelake view cabins nestled in the trees within walking distance of the marina. Lake Shasta is located in northern California, approximately 160 miles from Sacramento. Antlers Resort is just off… More Information
20679 Antlers Road
Lakehead, CA 96051
(800) 238-3924
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Bigfoot Rafting
Since 1984 Bigfoot Rafting has been the go-to company for tourists and locals alike. Thanks to the support of our community and loyal customers we have grown to be the largest and most experienced rafting company in Northern California. Not only do we offer daily trips on the beautiful emerald waters of the Trinity River, but we also love to journey out and explore the South Fork, Cal Salmon, and Klamath rivers. No matter your experience level or preference, we… More Information

Willow Creek, CA
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Boardmart is Redding's only Total Board Shop (Est. 1995): offering the best selection of Snow, Wake, Skate and SUP gear north of Sacramento. Boardmart is a full service board shop for sales, service and rentals for all seasons. Superior Wintersteiger Stonegrind tunes and repairs by expert technicians for snowboards and skis in the winter and ding repairs for wake and SUP in summer. Check out the full selection of clothing, outerwear, swimwear (XS – DDD), shoes and accessories. Located in… More Information
1261 Market Street
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 243-2323
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Bridge Bay Resort
Bridge Bay Resort features dining, groceries, tackle and bait, and a full-service marina. It's one of the most beautiful lakeside resorts in the state, and centrally located to make any arm of the lake accessible. We offer a large rental fleet of ski boats, fishing boats and patio boats. Our lakeside restaurant, lounge, gift shop, and pool give you every choice for a relaxing, enjoyable vacation. More Information
10300 Bridge Bay Rd.
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 275-3021
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Fun Factory Rentals
The Fun Factory is your watercraft and snowmobile rental source in northern California. Winter or Summer, we have your recreation covered! More Information
Deer Mt. Snowmobile Park
Montague, CA 96064
(530) 926-5387
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Headwaters Adventure Company
Experience the peace and tranquility of kayaking and enjoy the beauty and splendor of the North State with views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen and the Trinity Alps, where wildlife is abundant and unafraid of the quiet stroke of a kayak paddle. Our goal is to get as many people as possible out on the water enjoying kayaking and all its benefits and opportunities. We specialize in hosting daily, evening, weekend, weekly kayak tours and Mountain Bike rides in the North State.… More Information
930 Merchant Street
Redding, CA 96002
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Holiday Harbor
Whether you are planning an extended vacation or a weekend getaway you will find what you are looking for at Lake Shasta. Rich in history and rich in recreational opportunities, this region offers something for everyone from exciting water adventure, to breathtaking scenic beauty. You will find it very convenient to explore local attractions from Holiday Harbor and with over 360 miles of shoreline, Lake Shasta is also a fishermen's paradise. Holiday Harbor prides itself on quality service and safety. Call… More Information
20061 Shasta Caverns Rd.
O'Brien, CA 96070
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Inland Board Sports
Inland Board Sports offers paddleboards, wakeboards, wakesurfers, and hydrofoils. More Information
4777 Caterpillar Rd
Redding, CA 96003
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Jefferson State Adventure Hub
A brainchild of Jasper Hudson, Jefferson State Adventure Hub is your gear, education and adventure supplier for everything: Kayaking Cycling Hiking Backpacking Mountaineering Camping Located in beautiful Redding California, JSAHub is the one-stop place for adventurers. More Information
872 North Market Street
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 768-5055
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NorCal Jetovator is the exclusive Jetovator and Freedom Flyer Distributors for Northern California and Arizona. The Jetovator is a water propelled, personal watercraft accessory that allows the operator to safely experience flight. The Jetovator is fun for everyone no matter the weight, height or age; all are up and flying comfortably in 5 to 10 minutes. The Jetovator was designed to be the safest watersports accessory on the market.The following are the features that help to make the Jetovator safe; 1)… More Information
10300 Bridge Bay Rd
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 917-7550
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Jones Valley Resort
Cruise in Ultimate Comfort! With 6 contemporary models to choose from, loaded with features, and sleeping capacities ranging from 12 to 22 people, there is a houseboat for every kind of group and budget imaginable. Rentals are available at gorgeous Shasta Lake in Northern California near Redding. Our houseboats are available for 3, 4, or 7 night voyages, with guaranteed boarding by 3 p.m.! More Information
22300 Jones Valley Marina Drive
Redding, CA 96003
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Just Kayak More
A fun, healthy, and a great way to spend time with your friends and family on the water. Check out the resources for the paddling community listed on this site. If you have any additional information start a discussion in our Google Group, under the Group Communication section of this site. We hold a monthly Group meeting this is open to all every 3rd Thursday of each month. Check the calendar for more details. More Information


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Lake Shasta Dinner Cruise
Your adventure in northern California is only complete if you experience a Dinner Cruise on Shasta Lake! With a mouth-watering menu, gorgeous lake setting, beautiful sunsets, emerald green waters, and the company of your family and friends, this is definitely an experience you’ll want to enjoy time and time again! Shasta Lake Dinner Cruises depart twice weekly on Friday Saturday evenings at 6:00 PM, from the weekend before Memorial Day to September 31st (weather permitting)! For private group reservations (ie - organizations,… More Information
20359 Shasta Caverns Road
Lakehead, CA
(530) 238-2752
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Living Waters Recreation
California whitewater rafting trips are great fun for families, youth groups, school trips, adventure seekers, or nature lovers. Living Waters Recreation offers whitewater rafting trips in California from a half day to four days. Living Waters Recreation, based in Mt. Shasta, offers professionally guided whitewater rafting trips, in season, on the lower, middle, and upper sections of the wild and scenic Klamath River, redwood-lined Scott River, upper Sacramento River, California Salmon River, and picturesque Trinity River. Our California whitewater rafting trips… More Information
706 Carmen Dr
Mt. Shasta, CA
(530) 926-5446
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Manzanita Lake
Lassen Park's Manzanita Lake is about as picturesque as they come, and its beauty is just the beginning. It's famous for its large rainbows and browns, and can be fished from the shore, float tube, or drift boat. Try to keep your eyes on your line, because the birds, deer, and mountain views will compete for your attention. Or hike the Manzanita Lake trail, and easy, mostly flat trail that wraps around the lake. Great for bidwatchers, wildflower enthusiasts, and… More Information
21820 Lassen National Park Hwy
Mineral, CA 96063
(530) 595-4480
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North Country Raft Rental
Rent quality rafts and equipment for a scenic float down the Sacramento River from Redding to Anderson. It's fun and easy--beginners welcome! More Information
7630 Pit Road
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 244-4281
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Oak Bottom Marina
The Oak Bottom Marina provides everything you need to enjoy your favorite outdoor recreational activity. Whether you bring your own boat or rent a deck cruiser or fishing boat from the Marina, you'll experience an enjoyable day at the lake. More Information
12485 State Highway 299 W
Whiskeytown, CA 96095
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Old Bridge Rafting
Northern California Rafting for Everyone! If you’re looking for rafting or kayaking in Northern California then Trinity County and Old Bridge Rafting has it all right here on the Trinity River, and Lewiston Lake! Old Bridge Rafting operates, by permit from the BLM, on the Trinity River from Lewiston down as far as Pigeon Point. This clear, cold section that flows from the Trinity and Lewiston Lakes are famous for fly fishing, conventional fishingrafting and kayaking. This stretch of the Trinity River… More Information
4428 Lewsiton Road
Lewiston, CA
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On Water Yoga
Join experienced and certified SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) and SUP Yoga Instructor Audrey DeLong for a fun, outdoor, SUP yoga class or lesson! More Information
Various bodies of water
Redding, CA
530 710 8870
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Redding Jet Boat Tours
Jet Boat Tours Offering daily jet boat tours. Departing from Redding's famous Sundial Bridge, the only glass bridge of its kind in the United States, located on California's longest river, the Sacramento River. We will take you on a scenic jet boat ride, aboard our custom built 26 ft jet boat. Afternoon and evening trips offered; 4 pm- 6 pm and 6:15pm to 8:15 pm. Up to 20 miles of river covered in the 2 hour tour. $45. per person WildLife Photography /… More Information

Redding, CA
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3141 Howard Dr.
Redding, CA 96001
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River Dancers Rafting & Kayaking
Come join our river family and experience the adventure and fun of white water rafting and kayaking in California with River Dancers. We run trips on the Klamath, Sacramento, Trinity, and Cal-Salmon Rivers which offer rafting and kayaking runs from the mellow and relaxing to the truly adventurous. Whether you are planning a family trip with small children, a school field trip, or a grand adventure, we will work with you to give you a vacation to remember. We promise… More Information
705 Kenneth Way
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
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River Romance
Whether you're looking for a romantic cruise for two or a scenic trip for up to seven friends and family members, River Romance Cruises welcomes you to join us as we guide you down the Sacramento River, under the glass-bottom Sundial Bridge and past Turtle Bay Exploration Park. More Information
2030 Marlene Court
Redding, CA 96002
(530) 222-2728
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Shasta Lake
Shasta Lake--keystone of the Central Valley Water Project--is the largest manmade reservoir in California, offering over 360 miles of shoreline when full. The rugged country, varied shoreline, and sheer size of Shasta Lake tend to break the lake into different areas, each with its own opportunities, moods, and settings. As you drive the interstate to and from Redding you'll see what appear to be several lakes, but Shasta Lake is actually a series of fingers that connect at big, deep… More Information
14225 Holiday Road
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 275-1589
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