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Lakehead, California: Lake Shasta Caverns

Involves lots of steps and, above ground, two bus rides, two catamaran cruises, and some long walking in the summer sun. Discovered in 1878, opened to public in 1964.

20359 Shasta Caverns Rd, Lakehead, CA
Near the Oregon border. I-5 exit 695, drive east onto Lakeview Drive, then take the first right onto Whiskeytown-Shasta Rd. Stay to the left onto Shasta Caverns Rd. Drive to the end, around 1.5 miles.
Adults $30, 3-15 $18
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Lake Shasta Caverns.

Lake Shasta Caverns

You go in the shop and buy a ticket, some souvenirs, something to eat, then you walk down to the boat. You take a short boat ride across the lake inlet. You get on the bus which is driven a short distance, you get out and go through the cave you come back out. You get back on the bus which is driven. You get back on the boat and ride the short distance to the shore, at which time the totally hilarious commentary which started when you got on the boat comes to a stop and you are on your own to walk back up to the souvenir and snack shop and back to your car. Don't forget to buy the bumper sticker which says "I survived the bus ride to Shasta Caverns."

[charles cobb, 01/13/2006]

This cave tour is more adventurous than most, as it involves lots of steps and, above ground, two bus rides, two boat rides, and some long walking in the summer sun. Probably the only cave tour where its advisable to bring along water and shade. Sept. 2019: Photo added.

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