Lassen County, Northern California

Eagle Lake Boating

Eagle Lake Boating: Marinas, Launch Ramps, Docks, Boat Rentals

Nearby Boat Storage Facilities

  • Skyline Self Storage,
    1105 Gentry Ln. and 702-900 Johnstonville Rd., Susanville
  • HM Bird & Co. Boat Mini-Storage,
    : 677 Main, Chester
    (530) 258-3700

Eagle Lake Sailing Association

705-475 Indians Road
Janesville, CA 96114
Eagle Lake Sailing Association

Area Marine Services

J & L Boat Repair

688-125 Spruce Way
Spalding, Eagle Lake
(530) 825-2129

Tri County Marine

694-754 California 36
Susanville, CA
(530) 257-6418

Little Norway Marine Repair

3718 Big Springs Road
Lake Almanor, CA
(530) 596-3200

Custom Boat and Marine

9300 S. Virginia
Reno, NV
(5775) 852-4535

Roger's Boat and Marine

4690 Longley Lane #B107
Reno, NV
(775) 853-3800

Ridge Marine

6171 North Libby Road
(530) 877-1766

A & M Prop Repair

2669 Andy Mountain Road
Oroville, CA
(530) 533-9482

On Mark Marine

1103 Ewald Ct # 2
Paradise, CA
(530) 872-3995

Harrison's Marine and RV

2330 Twin view Blvd.
Redding, Ca
(530) 243-0175

Eagle Lake Boating in a Nutshell

Eagle Lake is a favorite destination in northeastern California boating enthusiasts. The lake is divided into three sections with connecting channels. The southern section reaches a maximum depth of 92 feet; the middle section averages 10 feet and the northern section, six feet. Various kinds of boating activities and water sports are popular at Eagle Lake.

  • Water Skiing: Water skiing is best in the morning before afternoon breezes kick up.
  • Wake Boarding, Tubing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pontoon boats, fishing boats, pleasure cruisers
  • Windsurfing, Sailing: Look for MacGregors, Coronados, and Catalinas enjoying the brisk wind.
  • Kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding

The Spaulding Launch Ramp is shown below. Facilities include parking and restrooms. Low lake levels have closed most other ramps.

Spaulding Launch Ramp at Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake Marinas

Eagle Lake Marina

On the south shore, Eagle Lake, CA
(530) 825-3454
Website: Eagle Lake Marina
Managed by the Lassen College Foundation
With water levels low, only launching is quite limited (see photo left). September 1, 2011 no rental boats were in the marina, which was likely too shallow to be used. Call the marina for current information.


  • Launch Ramp - free
  • Dock:   slips about $13 per day, $78 per week, $225 for a month, and $650 for the season. Dry storage also available: about $3 a day, $15 a week, $50 a month.
  • Facilities:   Gas and oil, store, showers, laundry, propane
  • Boat Rentals:
    • Fishing boats - (14' aluminum, 15HP) $70 for full day, fuel included (sunrise until 1 hour before marina store closes)
    • Pontoon Boat - (Bimini top, seating for 8) $225 per day, fuel included (sunrise until 1 hour before marina store closes)

Eagle Lake Resort
(formerly Mariners Resort)

509-725 Stone Road, Eagle Lake, CA
Eagle Lake Resort

Photo of Mariners Resort

New ownership has re-opened the resort, but many of the facilities that were part of the former Mariners Resort have not yet been opened. The resort offers cabin rentals and RV sites and tent sites. Read about them on our CAMPING page.

Eagle Lake RV Park

687-125 Palmetto Way, Spalding, Eagle Lake
(530) 825-3133
Website: Eagle Lake RV Park


  • Launch Ramp
  • Dock:   boat slips $12.50 a day, $75 per week, $275 per month, $650 for season
  • Facilities:   Store, laundry, shower, storage units, gas

Other Eagle Lake Boat Launch Sites

Low water levels may have impacted these launch sites.

Rocky Point - East

On the east shore of Rocky Point, which is on the north shore of Eagle Lake.
Unimproved campground
Possible to launch small boats from here along the shoreline.

Rocky Point - West

On the west side of Rocky Point, which is on the north shore of Eagle Lake.
Unimproved campground
Possible to launch small boats from here along the shoreline.

Stone's Landing

Located on the north shore
Launch ramp

Eagle Lake Boating Cautions

As on any large lake, afternoon winds can come up quickly and pose a danger to small boats not designed for whitecaps or choppy water. At Eagle Lake calm water can quickly turn to whitecaps without warning.

Low water has created hazards, some hidden just below the surface, especially in the shallow northern two sections of Eagle Lake. Some of the hazards are marked with buoys, but others are not marked. Buoys are removed for the season in late October. Be especially cautious around Pelican Point.

Five lighted buoys assist boaters with navigation and marking some of the hazards on the lake. The lighted buoys are located near Pelican Point, Browns Point, Bucks Point, Tunnel Island and Stones. They are removed late in the season when the lake begins to freeze over.

Hazard signs are posted at all public access launching ramps on Eagle Lake to give boaters information about hazards on the lake. The sheriff’s office maintains at least one patrol boat to assist boaters.

Eagle Lake Marina launch ramp

Eagle Lake Marina Launch Ramp

Nearby Lakes and Facilities

Antelope Lake

  • South of Eagle Lake and Susanville, remote
  • 15-mile shoreline
  • Fishing, camping, hiking
  • Launch ramp
  • Campground, restrooms

West Valley Reservoir

  • Modoc County, south of Alturas
  • Wind can be dangerous for boaters
  • Popular for bait fishing
  • Good boat ramp
  • Undeveloped campgrounds

Lake Britton

  • Shasta County, Highway 89 at Burney Falls
  • 7-mile-long reservoir, 1,265 acres
  • Adjacent to McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
  • Camping, boat ramp, water skiing
  • Good bass fishing

Big Sage Reservoir

  • 12 miles from Alturas in Modoc National Forest
  • Large, shallow reservoir surrounded by juniper woodland and sage
  • Boat ramp, bass and catfish fishing
  • Free camping at 6 RV or tent sites, vault toilets
  • Good OHV area, wildlife viewing


Photo of Aspen Grove launch ramp

Aspen Grove Launch Ramp

Photo of sign at Aspen Grove launch ramp

Aspen Grove Ramp Sign