Outlook fickle for one Lake Shasta resort; lake is full but gas prices a concern

Published online: May 09, 2011 News David Benda - www.redding.com
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With the lake filling up for a second straight year, phone reservation lines at Shasta Marina Resort were lighting up earlier this year.

"A lot of reservations were coming in. People love to see all the water in the lake," said General Manager Tom Groves, whose marina is on the Sacramento River Arm ofLake Shasta. "The question we always get is, 'Is there any water in the lake?' "

Another question resort operators and others who make a living off the summer season have is where will gas prices go?

Groves said his phone lines haven't buzzed as much since fuel prices started rising earlier this spring.

Gas last week at Shasta Marina hovered around $5 a gallon, nearly a buck more than it was down the hill in Redding. Groves thinks gas at his resort could hit $6 - or higher - by the Fourth of July weekend.

However, consumers got some hope last week with the decline of oil prices, prompting some analysts to predict that U.S. pump prices will start falling and continue into the summer.

Bob Warren, general manager of the Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association, said he's keeping an eye on the price of fuel. He's not panicking yet.

"Obviously, we have concerns about the price of fuel," Warren said. "Although, oddly enough, a few years ago, in 2008, when we had high fuel prices, we were not so badly affected. We ended up benefiting because people didn't want to go that really long distance."

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