Lake Shasta Caverns

O'Brien, CA

Where are we going?

Lake Shasta Caverns
Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity Nra
O'Brien
CA
96070

530-238-2341

What is there to do?

Who said anything about adventures needing to stay ABOVE ground! In California, there is a hidden wonder called Lake Shasta Caverns which can be found underneath the earth - just waiting to be explored!

This national natural landmark is a geologic adventure for the entire family. Guided yours can take you around the caverns, and the lake, in all of their glory. Keep an eye out for the local animals that you might spot along the way - like the mountain lions, black bears, and even the grand bald eagles!

Want to know something really cool about the Lake Shasta Caverns? They actually originated around 250 MILLION years ago, back when the earth's crust was folding. Ever wonder how the Klamath Mountains were created? That's how!

The actual caverns were part of life for the local Wintu Indians. Then, in the 1870s, a small town and fish hatchery were build on the river, and an employee officially found these incredible formations.

Lucky he did - otherwise your family day out might be very different!

When you are in the caverns, there is so much to see - you will see how incredible Mother Nature can really be! From tiny cave corals, to magnificent cave drapery, and gravity defying helicities - make sure you look all around you as you make your way through!

So why not enjoy a family day out with a difference, and head underground for your next adventure. You'll never believe what you will find there!

 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $26 (2 hr tour, boat and bus)

Children: $15 (Ages 3 to 15)

Discount: Year passes available / Boat and bus only $15

LAST UPDATED 2016

Need a little extra help?

There are over 600 stairs in the caverns, so you will need to be able to take these on. The gift shop and picnic area is accessible

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When can we go?

Tours daily. Arrange a time when you book

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days

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Any top tips?

Arrive 30 minutes before your preferred tour time.

I’m Hungry!

You can bring a picnic, which is best left in the car until after your adventure. There are picnic areas for you! They also have a snack bar with hot dogs, pizzas, ice creams and nachos!

Healthy Eating

It's a good idea to bring a bottle of water. If you want to bring food, bring healthy bars or snacks that you can put in your bag. Note that backpacks are banned for safety

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