Exit northbound I-5 at O’Brien, exit 695. Turn left at end of the off ramp. Continue under freeway overpass and turn left onto the south bound I-5 ramp. Drive 1.5 miles and take the Packers Bay Road exit. Turn right and follow the road 1.8 miles to where the road ends at the Packers Bay Boat Ramp parking area.
Located on the Sacramento Arm of Shasta Lake, the Packers Bay boat ramp is paved. It has four lanes available until 50 feet of drawdown, and then has two lanes available until 115 feet of drawdown. Open all year, this ramp gets very busy during holidays. There is a lighted parking lot with 188 spaces and offers an accessible loading platform in addition to the ramp. Adjacent to this boat ramp facility, there are four trails, of varying distances; the Waters Gulch, Fish Loop, Overlook and Eastside trails. Just past this public ramp, is the access to the privately owned, Packer's Bay Marina. Shasta Marina and the O'Brien Mountain Bed and Breakfast are also nearby.