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Lake Shasta Caverns

20359 Shasta Caverns Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051-9677
+1 530-238-2341
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Steep step Caverns! Very cool all year round!!

I thought this was a national park but it turns out it is privately owned and operated - it is... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Alba Linda P
via mobile
Fun family trip

So enjoyed our visit to Lake Shasta Caverns today when our daughter and granddaughter were up for a... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Diana G
Redding, California
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“boat ride” (63 reviews)
“cave tour” (12 reviews)
“cave entrance” (11 reviews)
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20359 Shasta Caverns Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051-9677
+1 530-238-2341
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I thought this was a national park but it turns out it is privately owned and operated - it is called a National Natural Landmark: anyways it is every bit as beautiful, professionally managed and unique as federally owned national parks. For the price: $26...More

2  Thank Alba Linda P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

So enjoyed our visit to Lake Shasta Caverns today when our daughter and granddaughter were up for a visit. The kids were thrilled with the boat ride, and thought the bus ride up the hill was pretty exciting. The view of the lake amazed them...More

Thank Diana G
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a great place to visit on a hot day. The caves are nice and cool and the boat ride is beautiful.

Thank ThisNThat
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth taking the 9 am tour when it's really hot outside to beat the crowds and the heat. As the website says, be prepared for A LOT of stairs. We were done in 1.5 hours. On the way out you can get some really...More

Thank JP0010
Reviewed 30 July 2017

My family loved this experience. First off, to get to the caverns, you take a beautiful boat ride across the lake. Once there, you take a bus up to the caverns. There are beautiful views up at the top. I was worried that I might...More

1  Thank hmsd25
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is just one of those things you do because its there. Requires some physical effort but the caverns are neat, nothing spectacular.

Thank derek d
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We spent several days here on Lake Shasta in early June before school let out!  We thought it wouldn't be as crowded....... "WRONG...." Everyone and their grandmother was down here renting a houseboat for the first week in June.  It took us awhile to load...More

Thank Holdtheair
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Nice combo of walk, boat, and bus ride, and caves tour. Not as cool inside as Oregon caves, 70 when it was 102 outside, so don't take sweater or jacket. Lots of stairs down to boat and lots of walking, so not appropriate for handicapped...More

2  Thank Molly56A
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Lake Shasta Caverns is such a beautiful little day trip. We really enjoyed taking the boat over to the Caverns, the bus ride up the mountain and then the tour of the Caverns themselves. The boat ride is quick but beautiful. The bus ride is...More

Thank Nordyclan
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This was a great place for my 5 year old's first experience in a cave. The story of the original discovery & exploration of the caves was as interesting to me as the caves themselves. The facilities are all kept up very well. The place...More

1  Thank Debbi P
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John I
13 August 2017|
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Response from tom h | Reviewed this property |
No you do not.
27 May 2017|
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Response from Edward P |
Dogs are not allowed.
2 April 2017|
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Response from HazeSingapore | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The vehicle is actually a school bus of sorts. I think you won't be able to strap on your car seat in any case.