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Lake Shasta Caverns

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Don't hesitate on this attraction!

We were lucky and planned ahead so we were able to get in and going as soon as we got there. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Do it!!!!

This is one of those things that you see on a billboard on the freeway and drive by it for years... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky and planned ahead so we were able to get in and going as soon as we got there. I would highly recommend you do the same as the tours seems to fill up quickly. It surprises me when people don't get their...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

This is one of those things that you see on a billboard on the freeway and drive by it for years without another thought. This time, we did it. So worth it! We were a little worried when we were put with a school group,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MarGal67
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Shasta Caverns is one of my favorite places in Northern California. I live in the area and any time someone visits me I bring them to Shasta Caverns. I have gone on tours of Shasta Caverns with big groups (of about 20) and I have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hmcain
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Go as early in the season as you can because the walk to and from the ferry across the lake is longer the lower the water level. The caverns are great, as are the kids that act as guides. Instead of having you in groups...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank klpopp
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Traveling I-5 to Southern California from Oregon, we were looking for some interesting stops along the way. I'm so glad I read about visiting Shasta Caverns which is just a short drive off the interstate on the shores of Lake Shasta. The private concession is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank catdmccoy
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The short boat ride to caves was peaceful. But there can be wait times some days. Caverns are so amazing. Loved our guide who gave us good details inside the caves. There is a bit of walking so be prepared. Prep young kids not to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SituLalli
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Shasta Caverns is a must do when in Northern California! A lot of walking and stairs involved so be warned - but worth the trip (and exercise). We went first thing in the morning the day after Labor Day while there were nearby fires so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Holly_C_2011
Reviewed August 21, 2018

We were led to believe that the boat ride we would see more of the lake than a 5 minute ride straight across the lake. The cave itself was pretty cool and we even saw a bat.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lubesdad
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Everything went great! Our guide Victoria was nice. People were courteous and the views of the lake and inside the cavern are just beautiful! Not for babies or elderly people that can’t handle too many steps. It was a workout for us! We drove from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kariitabonita
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Jeremy was our guide he was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. The caverns are beautiful, huge, and AMAZING!! It's the first cavern we were allowed to take pictures in!!! The cavern tour was a great value. I personally enjoyed the boat ride. You should be in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Derrick K
September 7, 2018|
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Response from Leonard C | Reviewed this property |
Lake Shasta Caverns does have boat docks on both sides of the Lake for their Ferry Boats and a WW2 Landing craft used in the D Day Invasion. Before you embark I'd certainly call the Lake Shasta Caverns at... More
April 26, 2018|
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Response from John_M154931 | Reviewed this property |
Never used the kennels, but they should be okay
Kurt F
November 25, 2017|
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Response from SammyZ775 | Reviewed this property |
there's only 1 operator. They are great! website will have all the info
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san francisco
San Francisco to Crater Lake on 8/11-8/14/18, please advice (14 Replies)
Hi everyone, This is our first time going to Oregon. I am planning to visit Crater Lake with 4 adults and 2 children age 6 and 9 years old for 4 days. I am not sure if I can visit these places with in 4 days. If not, what will be the best route for us. Day 1 leaves at 9:00am from SF to Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural tour and then drive to Medford stay overnight. Day 2 leaves at 9:00am take 62 to Crater Lake. Any places we should stop on the way? advice.....Stay overnight in...More
July 12, 2018|
Response fromSonapaoma|
We did a similar trip last year. On day 3 we left Klamath Falls in the morning and drove to Lava Beds National Monument spending about four hours touring the caves. Then we drove to Burney where we spent the night. Day 4, we went to see Burney Falls first thing in the morning and then drove through Lassen Park. We did the Bumpass Hell hike (It's closed this year, I understand) and then we just drove home in the evening. No need to stay in Red Bluff.
karan b
Sydney, Australia
Road trip from SF to Portland (2 Replies)
Hi, we are planning to take a road trip from SF to Portland during the upcoming July 4 long weekend. Here is the itinerary we are planning currently: Day 1, Leave from SF, see Lake Shasta Caverns and McArthur-Burney Falls and stay at Redding for the night. Day 2 Leave from Redding and reach Crater lake and stay here for the night Day 3 Leave from Crater lake to Portland Day 4 Probably explore Columbia River Gorge and Multomah national park. Day 4 evening or Day 5 morning - flight back....More
June 14, 2017|
Response fromChinookgrrl|
Seems like a very active trip and will just scratch the surface. During the 4th of July holiday it may be difficult to find reservations near Crater Lake or just about anywhere- are you camping or getting a hotel? If hotel-ing it, nearby Crater Lake lodging is booked up- suggest continuing to La Pine or Bend area for overnight. Continue on the east side of Cascades to Columbia Gorge. Given the short amount of time- i think your plan is fine- Redwoods would be great, but I dont think there...More
george z
San Jose, California
Itinerary: SF Bay Area-Crater Lake-Redwood NP (0 Replies)
I am planning a family road trip in mid/late July for 5 or 6 nights: San Jose-Shasta Lake-Crater Lake-Redwood National Park-Glass Beach-San Jose. We have teenagers and elementary kids and like to do water activities and moderate hiking among other things. We do not want to drive too much in a single day so we try to balance the daily driving with other more enjoyable activities. My tentative itinerary looks like this: Day 1: Leave Bay Area around 4pm on Friday for Redding (stay in Redding)...More
May 31, 2014|