Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark
Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark is a geologic adventure for your whole family. Take part in a robust and comprehensive tour to see the caverns and lake in their glory. Along the way, you might see local animals, like bald eagles, mountain lions and black bears!
Online tickets are limited but tickets are still available in the gift store!
Memorial Day thru Labor Day
Every half hour from 9 AM - 4 PM
April, May and September
Every hour from 9 AM - 3 PM
October - March
10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM
Labor Day/4th of July/Memorial Day
The holiday weekend tours will be sef-paced tours with departures every 15 minutes from 9 AM- 4 PM
Your Lake Shasta Caverns adventure begins with a ride across the crystal blue waters of Shasta Lake on a 65 foot catamaran. As you cross the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake, the boat captain will talk about the lake, the geography and some facts about the area. You will soon arrive on the east shore just below the limestone North Gray Rocks.
Continue your tour with a comfortable ride in our custom busses up the hill to the cavern entrance. Along the way you may spot several of the animals that reside on this pristine mountain like the bald eagle, osprey, mountain lion, bobcat, black bear, or black-tailed deer. Manzanita, red bud, oak and pine dot the hillside and you will enjoy stunning vistas of the lake below.
At the cavern entrance your expert guide will explain the history of the caverns, its discovery, and how limestone caverns are formed. Upon entering the carefully preserved underground world of the caverns, you will be surrounded by crystal beauty 250 million years in the making! As you turn each corner, a different surprise awaits you in the form of unique and stunning calcite formations!