The water has come back to Lake Shasta! 

As this article was written, the lake level had risen to 14 feet below the crest of the dam.  We know that the water will be raising more!  Remember that at full pool, Shasta has 365 miles of shoreline!

It has been about 5 years since we’ve seen this much water in the lake and it is beautiful!  Dates for this year’s fun are September 8-11, 2016; you don’t want to miss this!  We have a full weekend of boating, sun and fun planned!  Make sure to bring your swimsuit as we’ll be rafting the boats together and enjoying the water.

Each day we’ll hit the lake and travel to the end of a different section of the lake.  We bring our picnic lunches with us on the boats on Thursday and Friday.  We’ll have a great Camp Shasta Coffee Co. breakfast on Friday.  The CookHouse Restaurant at Bridge Bay Resort is our lunchtime destination on Saturday.  We’ll have potluck dinners and breakfasts on The Gurries’ deck.

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Lodging will be at the peaceful Tsasdi Resort, Lakehead.  Tsasdi’s is under new ownership.  Scott and Julie are doing an amazing job as eager resort owners, infusing the resort with new energy and ideas.  Reservations can be made by phone at 530-238-2575, we suggest sooner rather than later.  Their rustic cabins are equipped with a fridge, stove w/oven and microwave.  You can check out their website at but if you phone them, an extra web charge can be avoided!

Woodie Whoopie space is limited to the first 40 people who sign up.  There will be a $10 per person fee to help cover expenses, which can be paid upon your arrival.  For more information and a registration form, please contact Rick Gurries at 707-484-0095, or Laurie Gurries at  We need to compile a list of people attending so we can keep you informed with current information, so please contact us!  We’ll be in touch later regarding food contributions for the potluck meals.  We look forward to boating Shasta with you!

Warmest Regards,

Rick and Laurie Gurries