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Lake Shasta Caverns

20359 Shasta Caverns Road, Lakehead, CA 96051
530-238-2341
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Lakehead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Red Bluff CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The walk to the lake can be very uncomfortable or even not advisable if you are not in shape or it is hot. The lake is very low (July 2014) and getting lower as the drought continues. That makes the walk longer. Very steep uphill. The business does not "warn" or state the reality of the difficulty. If you can't... More

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fullerton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

not only do you get a Cavern tour, but also a boat and bus ride! From the gift shop , take a short hike (depending on time of year and water level) down to the waters edge, board a pontoon boat and motor across the lake very fun! we had a very knowledgeable guide through the Caverns, awesome formations. Very... More

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Reno
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's a workout from start to finish, but a natural marvel you cannot miss if you are near. You won't stop saying "Wow!". Hard to take pictures in the near dark caves, but can always buy a nice postcard at the gift shop if you don't have a good camera. Bring lots of water and grab a hold of stairway... More

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