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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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Going there is half the fun

As compared to the many caves I have seen, this one is far from the best. Yet, I would recommend that you see it. It is unique in that it includes a boat ride across the Lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

As compared to the many caves I have seen, this one is far from the best. Yet, I would recommend that you see it. It is unique in that it includes a boat ride across the Lake Shasta and than a bus ride up to the cave high above the lake. The guide gave one of the best explanations of... More 

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Your tour of Shasta Caverns starts with a boat ride across Lake Shasta followed by a shuttle bus ride up a narrow winding road. You then meet your tour guide at the cave entrance. Our tour guide was friendly but the tour felt like it was generic in nature - nothing especially exciting. The formations are interesting and varied. The... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lake Shasta Caverns were a breath of 55 degree fresh air for us with Redding at 113f.. The road from the interstate to the welcome center was narrow and winding and large long RV's should not take this road, The lake was down 110 feet from the previous high level and we walked down to the lake to meet the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The trip to the cave involves driving a winding road, a short hike, a boat trip, a bus ride and then... The caves. Our guide, Demi, seemed very knowledgeable and did a fine job of giving us the history of the discovery of the cave as well as geological background on their formation. She appeared to have a genuine interest... More 

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Yreka, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A beautiful day, courteous staff, informative tour guide. Caleb led our tour. He was great. He answered all of my son's many, many questions. Great guy. Afterward, a picnic in a lovely setting. Even the bus driver entertained us with stories about the cave. Kudos, Shasta Caverns.

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Clearlake, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A beautiful and interesting tour of the caverns. Very affordable and well worth it. Especially on a hot July day, caves are very cool!

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Medford, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited the caverns today. They were actually lovely and the tour guide Mark was knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. There were 2 sets of 75+ stairs in the second half of the tour plus a 250 outside set of stairs to come down from the mountain. The stairs were difficult but got them done. My concern is the lack of... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was our first experience to see a cavern. We weren't disappointed. We had a wonderful tour. Our guide, Demi, was amazing. She explained the cavern formations where our kids can understand it and always ask if we have any questions. She was very patient & easy going. And, the cavern itself is inspiring. And the views of Lake Shasta... More 

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San Jose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The best cave tour I've had in my life. It's an oooh, aaaah pretty sights. I strongly recommend it to go see but you have to be able to hike or climb stairs.

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Taichung, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My wife and I spend two hours in caverns tour. It is very worthy our time and money. Our guide Mark is a very welcoming and knowledgeable man,he did his job superb! we did enjoy the trip a lot. Thank you Mark.

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