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Shasta Dam

16349 Shasta Dam Blvd, Lake Shasta, CA 96019
+1 530-275-4463
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At the Shasta Dam you get a birdseye view of Mt. Shasta in all it's glory and Shasta Lake all in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
barbara l
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Sacramento, California
Great place to spend some time.

First time here. Huge parking lot for cars, and RV's. The visitor center was well staffed, and had... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reigo
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Seattle, Washington
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“visitor center” (21 reviews)
“free tour” (10 reviews)
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16349 Shasta Dam Blvd, Lake Shasta, CA 96019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

At the Shasta Dam you get a birdseye view of Mt. Shasta in all it's glory and Shasta Lake all in one shot. There are a lot of deer that just wander around looking for tasty tidbits to eat and they will eat right out...More

Thank barbara l
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time here. Huge parking lot for cars, and RV's. The visitor center was well staffed, and had great insights to the history. Well worth visiting.

Thank Reigo
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I recently took a tour at the Dam and were very pleasantly surprised by what we learned and saw. We loved our very knowledgeable guide (he was amazing) and the staff at check-in couldn't have been nicer. Seriously, the parking and tour...More

2  Thank Russ_Sharon
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

I stopped at the Dam to walk my dog on our drive from the Bay Area UK to bend. The people in the visitors center were very friendly and helpful. The Lake was beautiful with snow capped peaks behind. The woman suggested we hike the...More

1  Thank Emily C
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We were told that you could get nice pictures of Mount Shasta from Shasta Dam. As photographers, we (personally) think you can avoid going here if you are short on time. Head directly to Mount Shasta and you can get some wonderful shots off of...More

2  Thank Bakerfortress
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Very interesting, there is a museum and some tours where they explain about the dam. wonderful views and there is deer in the evening.

Thank Elle O
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

When heading west on Shasta Dam Boulevard (CA State Route 151) toward Shasta Dam, there is a scenic overlook to your left where you can park your vehicle to take in some views of the dam and the lake it impounds, Shasta Lake. The views...More

1  Thank Akisato S
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

If you have time take a detour off the I5 to see this dam, and look around the museum, take in the free video and tour to see this great achievement of American ingenuity. Parking is free and I promise you you will find out...More

1  Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

I love history and stories behind it. Our guide was fun, energetic, and informative. Tour lasted an hour and it’s free. You have to go through a metal detector to get in. It’s a bit of a drive to find but it’s worth it.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Great free tour that you can take. Tours are at 9, 11, 1 and 3. They only take 40 people at once, so if you want to ensure to get in, be there 1 hour ahead of time. Also they have a super tight security,...More

1  Thank wetfoot
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bcvanbergen
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Response from Steven W | Reviewed this property |
From the visitor center all the way to the opposite end of the dam is about 3/4 mile each way. It's level, with a sidewalk the full distance. We walked from the visitor center to the middle of the dam and back, which is... More
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