Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake
Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake - Address
Address: 16349 Shasta Dam Blvd, Shasta Lake, CA 96019, USA
Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake
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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I walked across the Dam on a foggy, cloudy, rainy day expecting poor to no visibility and very bad views. Well, I was soundly proven wrong! In fact the weather made the Dam and its surroundings appear so much more majestic. Not being able to see either end of the Dam, or the Sacramento river upstream made the whole structure seem so much more colossal. The whole area around the Dam is very peaceful actually, save for the quiet hum of the substation downstream.
Shasta Dam is actually quite a sight. It is one of the largest dams in California (if not the largest I think). If you walk to the middle of the Dam, the view is amazing. Facing the south, you'll see the Sacramento River. If the day is clear, you'll see a great view of Lake Shasta and Mount Shasta to the north. If you're driving through Redding, it's definitely worth the stop.
This place is beautiful to see, with so many places to view it from so many different angles. Deffinately a must visit. Very clean and nicely kept.
Good exposure to hydro electric power plant functioning. Great reservoir view from dam top. Nice weather is a plus point to have a visit.
Such a beautiful place to vist. A must see