Shasta Lake is located just north of Redding, California, and the city also named Shasta Lake. With 30,000-acres, this is the largest reservoir in California. The area is popular with boaters, especially those renting houseboats. A night on a houseboat in the far corners of Lake Shasta will provide a refuge from the nearby light pollution. Just don’t expect good telescope views from gently rocking boat!
Chelynne Campion is a Production/ Sales Assistant for EarthSky. Her family just purchased a telescope, and she's now learning to be a stargazer!