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“This is a must see bucket list beauty”

Lake Shasta Caverns
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Lakehead
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

If you haven't seen the Lake Shasta Caverns in person you should pay for a tour. It is worth the price and I think everyone should check it out. I had not seen it until the last year after growing up here and they are awesome.

Thank Katie B
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is a great excursion to see beautiful caverns with rock formations millions of years old. It is less than two miles off of Interstate 5 (Exit 695). We were worried because we had a 27-foot Class C RV. The roads to get there are a bit scary, but just take your time, as it is worth it. There is space in the parking lot for RV parking, though there are no designated RV parking spots.

You can do reservations ahead of time, but just note that the time that you sign up for is not a guarantee. If you arrive there and the ferry has left or is full, they will just have you take the next one. There is a lot of walking, and the site itself has a lot of steps (over 250 steps). Also, they do not allow you to carry anything larger than a small purse, so no backpacks, big bags, etc. You can bring cameras, so take all the pictures you want.

Once you register, it is about a quarter mile walk to the ferry, then a five minute ferry ride to the island. Once you are on the island, you will have a five minute shuttle ride to the holding area. The holding area is like a little museum with some artifacts and pictures of the history of the area. There are bathrooms at both the site where you arrive on the ferry and at the holding area. It is about a 30 minute walking tour inside the caverns. Round trip with tour is about two hours. It is slightly on the cool side inside the caverns, so for those who like to stay warm, a light jacket will do fine (but with that much walking, you will warm up). Another thing, make sure the little ones go to the bathroom before they enter the caverns, as there is no place to go to the bathroom.

The tour itself was great. The caverns are beautiful and you will enjoy it, unless you have difficulty walking (as said, over 250 steps from entrance to exit).

2  Thank locn792
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a nice cave to visit if you are in good shape. It is not much different from other caves, such as Lehman, Oregon Caves, or Lewis and Clark Caverns, but it is a nice diversion. WARNING: if you have trouble walking or climbing stairs, this visit is NOT for you.

1  Thank John_M154931
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

These are some amazing caverns. I have driven by these countless times. We finally went to visit and we were not disappointed. Fun boat ride across the lake and exciting shuttle drive up mountain to caves. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Take the tour. It is worth it.

Thank sethos1
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This truly was an amazing experience. Not just learning about the lake and seeing the beauty of the mountains and all, but of course the caverns. The tour is well worth the price. From the Ferry to the shuttle to the guide inside, everyone was happy to be there and answer all our questions. The caverns themselves were a sight to see and learning about the formations was fun. My daughters genuinely had a good time.

Thank Emmanuel B
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