Lake Shasta Caverns
Explore one of the top attractions in Redding during your stay at our hotel near Lake Shasta Caverns. Over 200 million years old, the caverns are a geologic wonder and underground adventure in one. This extensive cave system is only accessible by catamaran across Lake Shasta, and then via a scenic bus ride up the mountain. Buy your tickets online ahead of time, and enjoy a 25-minute drive from our hotel near Lake Shasta Caverns to experience one of Redding’s most popular day trips.
Flowing water shaped limestone into the Lake Shasta Caverns, and created a variety of geologic formations. Walk amongst stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, and even more rock formations that will take your breath away! The caverns include a Rock Box with a climbing wall for kids and a mining sluice to search for gems and fossils.
Have no fear, Park Rangers will lead you through Shasta Caverns and pepper in tidbits of information. The guides cater to the young and young at heart, so all ages are welcome. If 680 steps and steep terrain seem like a daunting task, there is a long wheelchair ramp and hallway point for visitors to turn back. Ensure that you wear shoes that can handle muddy surfaces and an afternoon of walking.
Plan Your Day
After a walk through the caves, relax out in the sunshine with a picnic lunch! There are covered tables, shaded areas, and a playground for kids to run around. There’s a lovely view of the lake and clean restrooms by the gift shop. Take the boat ride back across Shasta Lake to return home to our hotel near Shasta Caverns.