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Lake Shasta Caverns

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Beautiful caves

The short boat ride to caves was peaceful. But there can be wait times some days. Caverns are so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SituLalli
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San Jose, California
Wonderful cave experience

Shasta Caverns is a must do when in Northern California! A lot of walking and stairs involved so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holly_C_2011
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Rohnert Park, California
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20359 Shasta Caverns Rd, Lakehead, CA 96051-9677
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The short boat ride to caves was peaceful. But there can be wait times some days. Caverns are so amazing. Loved our guide who gave us good details inside the caves. There is a bit of walking so be prepared. Prep young kids not to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shasta Caverns is a must do when in Northern California! A lot of walking and stairs involved so be warned - but worth the trip (and exercise). We went first thing in the morning the day after Labor Day while there were nearby fires so...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were led to believe that the boat ride we would see more of the lake than a 5 minute ride straight across the lake. The cave itself was pretty cool and we even saw a bat.

Thank lubesdad
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Everything went great! Our guide Victoria was nice. People were courteous and the views of the lake and inside the cavern are just beautiful! Not for babies or elderly people that can’t handle too many steps. It was a workout for us! We drove from...More

Thank kariitabonita
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Jeremy was our guide he was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. The caverns are beautiful, huge, and AMAZING!! It's the first cavern we were allowed to take pictures in!!! The cavern tour was a great value. I personally enjoyed the boat ride. You should be in...More

Thank Mermaiddeb
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The caves themselves are lovely, BUT after paying $28 per person, be aware that you will be rushed, rushed, rushed. Other than climbing stairs, our group was allowed less than five minutes in each of the “rooms”, because there was another group on our heels....More

5  Thank David M
Reviewed 17 July 2018

A nature preserve, the Caverns offer a great experience to all visitors. Organized tours and friendly tour guides make the experience more fun. So glad we discovered this amazing place.

1  Thank NadiaBabayi
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is a place that I've bypassed for many a year, in a hurry to get elsewhere. My Lady expressed a desire to see it, and I was happy to comply. The visit requires a little journey over a circuitous road, and a trip across...More

1  Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 13 July 2018

My wife and I both really enjoyed our visit to these caves while visiting the Lake Shasta area. The tour was very organized and every staff person that we met was kind and very knowledgeable. We loved our guide and appreciated the fact that they...More

1  Thank Russ_Sharon
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The boat ride and was beautiful and the cave tour was very interesting. there are a lot of stairs to climb and you should wear good walking shoes. also it is chilly inside of the caves so bring an extra layer to wear.

2  Thank lmautner
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Derrick K
8 September 2018|
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Response from Leonard C | Reviewed this property |
Lake Shasta Caverns does have boat docks on both sides of the Lake for their Ferry Boats and a WW2 Landing craft used in the D Day Invasion. Before you embark I'd certainly call the Lake Shasta Caverns at... More
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judypete
26 April 2018|
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Response from John_M154931 | Reviewed this property |
Never used the kennels, but they should be okay
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Kurt F
26 November 2017|
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Response from Sammy Z | Reviewed this property |
there's only 1 operator. They are great! website will have all the info
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