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Lake Shasta Caverns

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Address: 20359 Shasta Caverns Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051-9677
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+1 530-238-2341
08:00 - 16:30
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A little forgettable, but fun!

The bus ride up the mountain is kinda terrifying, but the views are great. Our tour guide was fun and informative (which isn't always the case, based on the other reviews on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
Brooktondale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cave tour has a short boat ride and then on to a bus that climbs a steep cliff. Don't look down if you are afraid of heights. All the guides are engaging and funny. The cave and its stories is something you will not want to miss.

Thank Shawnlyn E
Brooktondale, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The bus ride up the mountain is kinda terrifying, but the views are great. Our tour guide was fun and informative (which isn't always the case, based on the other reviews on here). The tour is a little less spectacular if you've done these sorts of cave tours before, but we enjoyed it! If I could give 3.5's on here,... More 

Thank chairduck
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The entire area is scenic and the caves were beautiful. The guide provided good information about the area. The short boat and bus rides will give you great scenery as well. Good value.

Thank HazeSingapore
San Jose
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you are in Redding and Shasta area, make sure you visit this place. You will go to the visitor center to buy tickets, get on the boat, take a 5-10 minute boat ride. Then be transport by a bus (10 minute ride) to top of the a mountain where the entrance of caverns is. You will enter with a... More 

2 Thank Geminican
San Antonio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Your journey begins with a drive to beautiful Shasta Lake. You then board a boat, cross the lake, and hike up a hill. Then you climb on a bus and ride to the caverns. You see amazing formations in this limestone cave. Lots of rooms, tunnels, and naturally formed stalegtites and stalegmites. Soda straws and cave coral will delight, also.... More 

1 Thank Donn W
Oroville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went in February without purchasing tickets online and the time slot we wanted was full! However, we were able to get the next tour (or maybe it was two tours after). The boat ride was nice and quick, the views at the top was pretty and the caves were interesting. Although it was a lot quicker than I expected... More 

1 Thank Julie V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 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 

1 Thank PinkyBasler
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 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 15 September 2016

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 10 September 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 

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