Located northwest of Redding in the Gold Rush mining town of Weaverville, Trinity Lake provides a secluded environment of natural conservation. The lake’s narrow channels spread between the thickly forested shoulders of the Trinity Mountains and with the Trinity Alps rising as a backdrop and bald eagles dipping into the lake, Trinity Lake provides one of the most picturesque settings of all of California’s reservoirs. The sheltered inlets and channels are protected from heavy winds, and the glassy surface of the lake makes it perfect for waterskiing and wake boarding. The summer water temperature is a pleasant 78 degrees. The 145-mile shoreline is marked by dozens of secret coves which make great retreats for fishing or for anchoring a houseboat.