Shasta Dam

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd, Shasta Lake, CA 96019, USA, 96019, United States
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5302751554
  • Fax: +1-9169785114
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Dam, Landmarks, Buildings And Structures

Shasta Dam - Review

This is one of the largest dams in the United States. It is built on the Sacramento River in Northern California. The construction started in the 1930s and took around ten years to complete. The dam creates a vast lake which is known as Shasta Lake. The main purpose of the dam is long-term water storage. It also helps in controlling flood-like situations and protecting saline water. Producing the hydroelectricity is also one of the aims of creating the dam. Forest area around the water is home to deer, black bears, elk and antelope. Different species of wild cats can also be found here. Visit this dam and spend your day hiking through the woods and enjoying the spectacular views.

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  • Shasta Dam Address: 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd, Shasta Lake, CA 96019, USA, 96019, United States
  • Shasta Dam Contact Number: +1-5302751554
  • Shasta Dam Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Shasta Dam Price: Free
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  • 95% of people who visit Shasta Lake include Shasta Dam in their plan

  • 51.27% of people start their Shasta Dam visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shasta Dam

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Shasta Dam

People normally club together Oasis Fun Center and Sculpture Park while planning their visit to Shasta Dam.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake Reviews

  • To see a gigantic dam that was built by man, is a sight to behold. The visitor center was an information packed building on the construction of the Dam. It offered a spectacular view, how much water goes into processing everyday items and all around general knowledge. We took a hike along the Fisherman's point. Beautiful scenery of Lake Shasta and seeing Mt. Shasta as well. The water was a perfect temperature to soak our feet in as it was 106°! We weren't able to do the tour as we had a previous engagement we were waiting for. Next time we're there we want to the Caverns and the tour!

  • Good detour for an afternoon. The views from the dam itself are great; both of the valley where the river runs from it, and the lake it creates, though it gets very very warm in summer. The tour they offer (free, tickets at the visitor center) was really interesting, and they teach / show you a bit about how the dam generates power, stores and sheds water,, as well as history of it's construction. It's worth doing if you're in the area, makes a change from the state parks etc.

  • Beautiful place. The tour is long but very awesome. Not baby friendly as it gets loud down below. Scared my daycare child. Perfect picnic areas. Lakes beautiful. Top notch Place.

  • Beautiful place for a picnic. Deer are accustomed to being fed and are in the park every time I go. Easy lake access, bathrooms, and boat ramp close by. Awesome!

  • If you've never been to Shasta Dam, it's a must do. It is incredible what they did. The people that work there and give the dam tours are friendly and funny. I will definitely take some friends there.

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