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Lake Shasta Caverns

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Address: 20359 Shasta Caverns Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051-9677
Phone Number: 530-238-2341
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Nice Cavern Mild to Medium hike

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Pinky B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Jagmeet G
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank SCERandy
Eugene, OR
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Went end of Labor Day weekend. Pre-purchased tickets on-line, which is a sham process, as mentioned by other reviewers. Why offer a ticket time if you do not honor the time? Anyway, the real tragedy of this place is the caves themselves. I love caves. I have been to many on the west and east the coast. Most of the... More 

2 Thank drsparkleeugene
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

The caverns were beautiful. Lots to see and marvel at. Will probably go back every time I'm in the area. A person on our tour with bad knees had to exit due to the stairs.

Thank Single48
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Trip takes two hours with a boat trip across Lake Shasta, a bus trip and lots of steps in caverns. The caverns and history was very interesting. The gift shop was very nice and all the people who worked there were nice and accommodating. Had a good time. Hot day and it was cool inside. Great views of the lake.

Thank TBall9652
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I Went here as a kid and have great memories. So I brought my family here and they loved it. Lots of walking so bring water and a light jacket. It took exactly 2 hours from the time we arrived.

1 Thank Brandi R
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Tour guides did a good job. The tour is a good length. The information is interesting and also somewhat playful so that kids would pay attention. The caverns are impressive but perhaps not as spectacular as cavern tours in others parts of the country such as Carlsbad. The temperature in the cavern is 68-70 degrees, a wonderful way to escape... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Enjoyed my trip to Lake Shasta Caverns & recommend it but want to warn those with knee problems or difficulty climbing up/down stairs this trip may be cut short. From the visitor center you need to get to the dock but there is a handicapped path, no stairs. The boat ride is great, you then proceed up a VERY steep... More 

2 Thank happycamper940
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is a 2 hour adventure tour,a boat takes you across the lake where a mini bus is awaitng to bring you to the Caverns entry, make sure you sit on the right side so you can see the great views of the lake and the hills. The caverns are very nice compared to siome others I have visited.

Thank Dannyshula

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