Spectacular Lake Vacations Across the U.S.

By Lauren Viera - 2013-06-14T16:43:17Z

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Shasta Lake


A man-made lake, Shasta sits in the middle of the hottest region of Northern California, making it an ideal destination for summer water sports. Waterskiing, houseboat-hopping, and fishing are the traditional pastimes at this low-key family-friendly resort area. Sitting in the shadow of the Shasta National Forest, the views are spectacular—especially from an inner tube floating in the middle of it all.

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