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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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8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Great caverns!!!

Kids love to check out caverns on our road trips and these were a lot of fun. Gift shop had many reasonable trinkets and snacks. Picnic area was nice. Great views of the lake. But... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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San Jacinto, California
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San Jacinto, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Kids love to check out caverns on our road trips and these were a lot of fun. Gift shop had many reasonable trinkets and snacks. Picnic area was nice. Great views of the lake. But as mentioned before: WEAR WALKING SHOES. There are hundreds of steps throughout this tour, wet surfaces in caverns, and steep incline. Kids under 5 would... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great catamaran ride and wonderful tour by entertaining guide, Caleb! On a hot afternoon, the cool caverns, their rich history and entertaining firms were the perfect and very interesting place to go. Just beware that you have to walk down a steep hill to the catamaran, then take a bus to the caverns and be able to climb more than... More 

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greendale, wi
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We saw this on a flyer at our hotel and decided to spend the morning taking this trip. It is a mile and one half off the highway, down a switch back two lane road. The price is a bit steep, but we spent a lot of time doing the tour. A lot of steps or ramp time from the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The lake is beautiful, the water is clear and there are miles and miles of shoreline. One can either fish, rent a motor boat, or go on a dinner cruise along the lake. Cruises depart from the gift shop. The Caverns can be reached by taking a short catamaran ride and then transferring to a bus that will take you... More 

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Olivehurst, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was pretty surprised with my visit to Lake Shasta Caverns. It all starts when you arrive at the visitor center. The parking lot is huge, and the there is a nice picnic area along with a new kids playground right before you enter. The Center offers lots of souveneirs for purchase. The Cavern visit is seperated into 3 separate... More 

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Saline, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

An interesting and unusual approach on land and water to viewing the caverns which in itself is an adventure. Please beware that walking an inclined plane and more than a few steps is a large part of the package. If you don't feel comfortable with steps both up and down you might want to reconsider or get in shape beforehand.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Nice place to go - especially on a hot day. The tour was fun and so was the boat ride over. Would definitely do it again. Staff was great

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've lived about 15 minutes from the caverns for years now, and decided to go with my husband. We wen't while the lake was low, which isn't a problem, until your tour is finished and you have to climb back up the hillside. The caverns themselves, were so cool to look at. Spikes hanging from the ceiling all around you.....its... More 

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

4 adventures in one. Kids get to play on a playground (and you can shop for gifts), you get a scenic boat ride, there is an informative bus ride about the history of the caverns, and you get to go spelunking. My 2 year old had to be carried most of the way (bring a backpack to carry infants/toddlers) and... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Not only due you get to go on a guided tour for of the caves for $24 per person, but you get to ride a boat across the lake which offers perfect photo op moments and great views of Shasta. You than get to ride a bus up the mountain to the caverns and meet your tour guide, great experience,... More 

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Additional Information about Lake Shasta Caverns

Address: Address: 20359 Shasta Caverns Road, Lakehead, CA 96051
Phone Number: 530-238-2341
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakehead
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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