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7 Ways to Stay Cool in Redding

1. Kayak the Sacramento River, the longest river in California

2. Paddle pristine waters at Whiskeytown Lake

3. Speed across Shasta Lake on a jet ski

4. Take a swim along Whiskeytown Lake’s 37 miles of shoreline

5. Waterski, wakeboard, or tube at Shasta Lake

6. Sail across Whiskeytown Lake’s windswept waters

7. Raft the whitewater thrills of the Trinity River


Whether you want to go full throttle or kick back and enjoy the ride, we cruise at all speeds here in Redding. So what are you waiting for? Rent a boat and prepare to sail out on your next adventure.

  • Paddle Sports
  • Motorized Water Sports
  • Swimming
Paddle Sports
Paddle Sports

Paddle Fast or Paddle Slow

Get those arms ready to do some work. Whether you want to hop in a kayak, canoe, or on a SUP  we got you! Redding’s surrounded by lakes and has a river running through it. The Sacramento River is a favorite for kayakers and anglers alike due to its proximity and year around yet world-renowned trout. For larger landscapes, we have both Whiskeytown Lake and Shasta Lake nearby. Looking to rent a kayak to get out on Shasta Lake for your nautical navigation, two more options are Holiday Harbor and Jones Valley Resort. Lastly, Action Sports Rental and Headwaters Adventure Co. are both located in Downtown Redding and offer all the supplies you need to get started.

Motorized Water Sports
Boat pulling tubes
Motorized Water Sports

Living that Lake Life

Leave the paddle behind and rev up the engine across Shasta Lake’s glistening waters. Zip across the water on a jet ski and feel the thrill of speed. Try wakeboarding or wake surfing, bouncing across wavy wakes. Tube for giggling excitement or waterski for a thrill.


Any way you slice it, Redding serves up motorized fun without the hassle of ownership. Boat rental companies in Redding provide everything you need for a revved-up day in the sunshine. Cruise the Sacramento River and Whiskeytown Lake the easy way and create lasting summer memories.

Biking to Whiskeytown

Swim Your Heart Out

Being on the water is one way to experience Redding. Being in it is a whole other world. Where else can you enjoy a host of gently rushing waterfalls that are equal parts refreshing and photogenic? Stake out a spot on a sandy beach at Whiskeytown Lake. Find a quiet cove at Shasta Lake or a lazy spot on the Sacramento River. Dive into your hotel’s pool or splash around the H2O playgrounds of Water Works Park, Kids Kingdom or the Redding Aquatic Center. Redding summers are famously sunny and warm, so splishing and splashing is requisite to say cool!

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