Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake

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
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Dam, Landmarks, Buildings And Structures
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Shasta Dam

  • 95% of people who visit Shasta Lake include Shasta Dam in their plan

  • 41.55% of people start their Shasta Dam visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Shasta Dam

Friday, 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

Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake Reviews

  • Beautiful and tranquil park and dam. It comes with a nice view of the surrounding scenery, and Mt Shasta. Free tours are available during the day. They are a bit on the longer side, and inside photography is allowed. I'd recommend checking this place out to anyone visiting Redding. EDIT: I'm not sure why there are multiple duplicates of my images displaying on this review, and I'm also not sure how to remove the extra ones.

  • Amazing views, and wonderful service at the guest center. The tour is worth it, albeit long, but it is very detailed. The actual dam itself it highly worth a visit, even if just to sightsee. Magnificent feat of engineering. Would highly recommend a visit and stroll.

  • Great place to visit whether you're a local or not. The view of lake Shasta and the mountain are fantastic. The visitor center is a wonderful place to learn about the dams history and purpose. Tours are available. kids..young and old will enjoy a visit here.

  • This is California's second largest dam. With Mt Shasta in the background, its some of nature's best beauty. Remember, this was built LONG before any computers. Think slide ruler instead...a what? Designed and built by hands that belonged to great men and women who took pride in their work and contributed so much to America's landmarks and history. Seems many take for granted and leave behind trash to prove their existence.

  • Been there 4 different times. Very beautiful and peaceful. God's country. I miss the scenery. Awesome place. Definitely recommend to others.

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