• 530-238-2161
  • 19194 Lower Salt Creek Rd • Lakehead, CA 96051

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About Salt Creek Resort

Whether staying in our RV campground area or in one of our Cabin rentals at Shasta Lake your stay is sure to be a great one!

Located just one mile off Interstate 5 on the Sacramento arm of Shasta Lake, nestled in the beautiful forest surrounding the lake, our resort is just a stones throw from the water with a launch area conveniently located right in front of the resort.

Great fishing in this quiet 5 mph cove is yours to enjoy. Fast water is just 300 feet away, past the train trestle from there you’re off to enjoy some of the best water skiing Shasta Lake has to offer.

This quiet secluded resort is located on a bluff over looking Salt Creek. Feel safe and secure away from the crowds when you return to your little home away from home. A large swimming pool is there waiting for you or the kids to cool off. (Quiet time is 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM.)

Walk out the back of the resort and discover a great trail that takes you over the mountain top and back down to Elmore Bay, a beautiful deep water cove when the lake level is up. This trail is a two hour hike for an experienced hiking enthusiast. The views from this trail are as good as any you’ll see on the lake so be sure and bring your camera. This scenic trail is our little secret so enjoy the peace of the mountains and lake without the crowds.

Our season begins in May when the water is high and the weather is good. Peak season is from Memorial Day weekend through the Labor Day weekend.

Whether at the cabin, relaxing inside, or traveling nearby; there are many activities for every age group.

Please note, not all accommodations have lakefront views.

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Located just one mile off Hwy 5 on the Sacramento arm of Shasta Lake, nestled in the beautiful forest surrounding the lake, our resort is just a stones throw from the water with a launch area conveniently located right in front of the resort.

Directions to Salt Creek Resort from the south:

  • I-5 North
  • Take exit 698 for Gilman Rd./Salt Creek Rd
  • Turn left at bottom of off-ramp onto Gilman Rd. (continue 0.1 miles)
  • Turn right at Salt Creek Rd. (continue 0.2 miles)
  • Take the first left onto Lower Salt Creek Road (continue 0.7 miles)
  • Follow the road
  • Turn  left into Salt Creek Resort

Directions to Salt Creek Resort from the north:

  • I-5 South
  • Take Salt Creek Road exit
  • Left at bottom of the ramp onto Salt Creek Road (continue 0.1 miles)
  • Turn right onto Lower Salt Creek Road (continue 0.7 miles)
  • Follow the road
  • Turn left into Salt Creek Resort

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Salt Creek Resort is comprised of five fully equipped two bedroom and four one bedroom “view” cabins and seven full hook-up RV sites. Enjoy relaxing by the pool, a game of volleyball, a fire in one of our fire pits and games in our activity center.

Lake Shasta is located in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest – the largest national forest in California with a diverse landscape ranging from 1,000 to 14,162 feet. The 2.1 million acre forest encompasses five wilderness areas, hundreds of mountain lakes and 6,278 miles of streams and rivers. The employees of the “Shasta-T” manage a healthy forest by enhancing wildlife habitat, maintaining clean water, producing timber products and safeguarding communities at risk from wildfires. Pivotal in the economical, tourism and recreational aspects of Northern California, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest is a land of breathtaking beauty and a place for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors.

With a capacity of 4,552,000 acre·ft at full pool, Lake Shasta has an elevation of 1,067 feet, and a surface area of 30,000 acres, making it the state’s largest reservoir, and its third largest body of water after Lake Tahoe and the Salton Sea. It is ten miles north of the city of Redding, with the town of Lakehead on its northern shores.