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Lake Shasta Caverns

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Address: 20359 Shasta Caverns Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051-9677
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Two for the Price of One.

Wow...a boat ride then some neat caves. Covering only one state this time in Oregon being our 8th in the 50-State Quest. This review is done on our anniversary month in May of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kelseyville, California
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Kelseyville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow...a boat ride then some neat caves. Covering only one state this time in Oregon being our 8th in the 50-State Quest. This review is done on our anniversary month in May of ((1984 not 2016)). Shasta Lake has more surface edge area of their lake than S.F. Bay just because of all the curves of the ins & outs.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

The cave tour has a short boat ride and then on to a bus that climbs a steep cliff. Don't look down if you are afraid of heights. All the guides are engaging and funny. The cave and its stories is something you will not want to miss.

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Brooktondale, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

The bus ride up the mountain is kinda terrifying, but the views are great. Our tour guide was fun and informative (which isn't always the case, based on the other reviews on here). The tour is a little less spectacular if you've done these sorts of cave tours before, but we enjoyed it! If I could give 3.5's on here,... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

The entire area is scenic and the caves were beautiful. The guide provided good information about the area. The short boat and bus rides will give you great scenery as well. Good value.

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San Jose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

If you are in Redding and Shasta area, make sure you visit this place. You will go to the visitor center to buy tickets, get on the boat, take a 5-10 minute boat ride. Then be transport by a bus (10 minute ride) to top of the a mountain where the entrance of caverns is. You will enter with a... More 

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Your journey begins with a drive to beautiful Shasta Lake. You then board a boat, cross the lake, and hike up a hill. Then you climb on a bus and ride to the caverns. You see amazing formations in this limestone cave. Lots of rooms, tunnels, and naturally formed stalegtites and stalegmites. Soda straws and cave coral will delight, also.... More 

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Oroville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We went in February without purchasing tickets online and the time slot we wanted was full! However, we were able to get the next tour (or maybe it was two tours after). The boat ride was nice and quick, the views at the top was pretty and the caves were interesting. Although it was a lot quicker than I expected... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

If you like nature trekking, this is a nice 2-3 hour stop. A boat takes you across the lake to the caverns. Then, there's a short bus ride that takes you to the Cavern entrance. There's a lot of walking but the guide provides an option for those that opt not to handle the multi level stairs. The stairs are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

In case you have seen formations before, it is OK experience. However if this is first time for you, it becomes interesting. Lot of stairs, go for it if you are comfortable climbing stairs

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

About a ten minute boat ride each way, ten minute bus ride each way and a one hour walking tour of the Caverns. We really enjoyed the overall experience. Our tour guide "Rochelle", was very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job of educating our group of 22 during our noon to 2:00 tour. Yes, the 600 steps seemed a little... More 

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