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The Far North Sights

Lake Shasta Caverns

  • 20359 Shasta Caverns Rd. Map It
  • Lakehead
  • Geological Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 05/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Stalagmites, stalactites, flowstone deposits, and crystals entice visitors to the Lake Shasta Caverns. To see this impressive spectacle, you must take the two-hour tour, which includes a catamaran ride across the McCloud arm of Lake Shasta and a bus ride up North Grey Rocks Mountain to the cavern entrance. The caverns are 58°F year-round, making them a cool retreat on a hot summer day. The most awe-inspiring of the limestone rock formations is the glistening Cathedral Room, which appears to be gilded. A gift shop is open from 8 to 4:30.

Sight Information


20359 Shasta Caverns Rd., Exit 695 off I–5, 17 miles north of Redding, Lakehead, California, 96051, United States

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530-238–2341; 800-795–2283

Sight Details:

  • $24
  • June–Aug., tours on the half hr, daily 9–4; Apr., May, and Sept., tours on the hr, daily 9–3; Oct.–Mar., tours at 10, noon, and 2

Updated 05/18/2015


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