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Lake Shasta Caverns

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Address: 20359 Shasta Caverns Road, Lakehead, CA 96051
Phone Number: 530-238-2341
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So cool!

This was an impromptu side trip on our way down to Pollock Pines for Thanksgiving. The day was beautiful and sunny. The road down to the Cavern office was long and winding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
ChrisLord123
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was an impromptu side trip on our way down to Pollock Pines for Thanksgiving. The day was beautiful and sunny. The road down to the Cavern office was long and winding. Definitely a road to take slowly. We were very happy we don't drive a van or camper. After a 3/4 mile hike to the boat, (the Lake is... More 

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The Sea Ranch, California
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34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

These caverns are some magnificent natural sculptures if you enjoy geology. Admittedly, it requires climbing stairs and hiking, but you don't see this type of phenomenon everyday. Great for families and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable.

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Lakewood, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been to Shasta lake several times in my life, but did not know, until this trip, about the Caverns. The guides are great, friendly and knowledgeable. Thanks Dave! I'm not a "tour person", but the tour was very interesting and it was just the right length. It's worth visiting.

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I had never been inside a cavern before, so I was pretty excited to take my kids to do this. The entire trip was a great experience. Our tour guides were Dave and Dan, both of whom were super friendly, knowledgeable, and made the tour very interesting for everyone in our family, even our young kids. You could tell that... More 

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Redding, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lots of fun. Good way to spend an afternoon. You take a ferry ride across the lake, then a bus ride up the Mt., you can buy a tee shirt that says I survived the bus ride to Shasta Caverns, then you climb lots of stairs while working your way through the caverns. Lots of stalagmites & stalagtites. The kids... More 

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Orcutt, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wow, always a fun experience. 3 in 1, A boat ride, a Bus ride and a tour! So glad our girls got to experience this the way we got to as a Family!

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Napa, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Check the weather before you go. With all the walking before & after the tour, you shouldn't go if it's going to be a hot day. My legs are still aching, and it's been 3 days since our whole family went on the tour. Because of the low water level in the lake, you have to walk quiet a distance... More 

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Yuba City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was my second trip to the caverns. August 2013, Lake Shasta was down 97 feet below normal; June 2014, down nearly 150 feet. It is interesting to see the levels uncovered due to the drought. Large, paved parking lot. No backpacks allowed on the tour and nowhere to store them--be sure to hide it in the car. Begin in... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A great example of what 200 sticks of dynamite and old fashion American capitalism can accomplish. We loved the cave and the tour, but it was a little pricey even with a coupon from their website. The cost adds up if you bring kids. The cave is privately owned so the cost is not subsidized like many other sites you... More 

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great way to see lake shasta and the caves as we were passing through. They were even nice enough to watch our dog so the whole family could go on the tour! That is full service.

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