Jones Valley Resort

Jones Valley Resort

22300 Jones Valley Marina Dr.
Redding, California 96003
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Local Phone: (530) 275-7950

Jones Valley Resort is a top provider renting pet-friendly houseboats and more at Shasta Lake.

Its fleet of about four dozen dog-friendly vessels run the gamut from no-frills models favored by fishermen to the over-the-top, 65-foot, triple-decker Titan, which features satellite tracking television, eight flat-screen monitors, a jetted tube slide and a hot tub big enough for a dozen. 

Patio boats are perfect for a few hours of cruising, and just $50 will rent an aluminum fishing boat for exploring Shasta’s shoreline. Jones Resort also rents kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and other fun toys the entire family will enjoy. The floating Marina Store stocks the essentials for those that leave items behind.

• Dogs welcome on leash.
• Please pick up after your dog.
Check out Jones Resort tips on bringing dogs on the water before you arrive.

shasta lake houseboat dog friendly

King of the boat, Shasta Marina. Photo Credit: @allison_starr
King of the boat, Shasta Marina. Photo Credit: @allison_starr
If ever there were a summer to go house-boating, this is it! Shasta Lake—house-boating capital of California and maybe the world—is as full of water as regulators will permit it to be, allowing boaters to pull right up to shore and walk off onto land. The lake’s 360 miles of jagged shoreline are indented with cove after cove where you can anchor out in solitude or bob in the company of others. more »
Dog on a houseboat
Photo Credit: Danny Wischenbarth (CC)
Yes, water levels are low this summer, but Shasta is a huge lake—and it’s also the houseboat capital of California. Rentals are available from several marinas, and the lake's 360 miles of jagged shoreline are indented with cove after cove where boaters more »
Dog on houseboat
Ruffin' it on lake Shasta. Photo: Houseboats.com
If your idea of a truly relaxing vacation is a fresh-air filled week with the family, houseboating could be just the ticket. Whether you choose a bare bones model geared to fisher-folk or a floating palace that can handle a crowd, there are  plenty of dog-friendly houseboat options to choose from.   more »
Photo Credit: The Humane Society of the United States (CC)
Photo Credit: The Humane Society of the United States (CC)
The moon is bright, the water calm. An owl hoots, a fish flops. Fido perks his ears. No, you’re not camping: You’re floating through the weekend on a houseboat.

Whether you opt for a stripped-down model sleeping six or a floating palace that can handle a crowd, there’s nothing like a waterborne vacation to bring out your inner Huck Finn. more »
Little Dogs On Houseboat
To look at beautiful, blue Shasta Lake is to want to be on it, and there’s no better way to soak up the scenery than on a houseboat. Seven marinas on California’s largest reservoir maintain fleets of houseboats for rent, and Shasta is considered the houseboating capital of the world. more »
Houseboating Basics
Houseboats at Jones Valley Marina.
Photo: Janet Fullwood
Houseboat rentals are available on many Northern California lakes and waterways, but—just as with hotels—not all rental companies welcome dogs, and some that do limit canines to just one or two of their oldest, least desirable boats. Before you get your heart set on that deluxe model with a rooftop hot tub, faux fireplace and big-screen TV, be sure to ask. In competitive markets such as Lake Shasta, you'll find lots of dog-friendly options. more »
Jones Valley Resort at Shasta Lake
Jones Valley Resort at Shasta Lake.
Photo: Janet Fullwood
Houseboats can be rented from seven marinas on Northern California's largest—and arguably most beautiful—reservoir.

Shasta Lake is the houseboating capital of California, if not the world, and for good reason.

The lake's 360 miles of jagged shoreline are indented with cove after cove where houseboaters can anchor out in solitude or bob in the company of others. more »
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