Shasta Lake
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Shasta Lake, California Tourist Attractions

Main Attractions in Shasta Lake

Wine Tasting and touring the small communities that make up the valley are among Shasta Lake's most popular tourist attractions – offering visitors outdoor recreation, fine dining, great sightseeing, unique shopping, and exciting nightlife. 

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Shasta Lake
Main Tourist Attractions

Turtle Bay Exploration Park

840 Auditorium Dr., Redding, CA  (530) 243-8850

Spanning the Sacramento River and connected by the Sundial Bridge, Turtle Bay Exploration Park has a 300 acre campus featuring a museum, aquarium, art gallery, forest camp, and Arboretum & Gardens.

Camden House & El Dorado Mine  (sightseeing tours upon request)

Whiskeytown, CA Built in 1852, the Camden House is the oldest house in Shasta county. You can tour the El Dorado Mine at any time.

Lake Shasta Caverns

20359 Shasta Caverns Rd., Lakehead, CA        (530) 238-2341

Your Lake Shasta Caverns adventure begins with a ride across the crystal blue waters of Shasta Lake on a 65 foot catamaran. As you cross the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake, the boat captain will talk about the lake, the geography and some facts about the area. You will soon arrive on the east shore just below the limestone North Gray Rocks. 

Lewiston Lake

Weaverville, CA Ranger Station The lake is located downstream from Trinity Dam. It's a wonderful place for sightseeing and viewing wildlife.

Schreder Planetarium

1644 Magnolia Ave., Redding CA 96001  (530) 225-0295

This 33-foot hemispherical dome features constellations, bright stars and other interesting objects.

Shasta Lake Sightseeing

Shasta Lake's many arms and inlets make it a paradise for explorers and boaters alike. The four major arms of the lake (Sacrament, McCloud, Squaw Creek, and Pit) offer spectacular scenery as well as unusual geologic and historic areas of interest.

Shasta Dam (Daily tours)


This Web site provides dam and tour information on the Shasta Dam--the second largest dam in mass in the United States.

Sightseeing on Shasta Lake and a little underwater history Shasta Unit

Whiskeytown - Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Whiskeytown Lake, CA

Located 8 miles west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is geographically situated at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain Range and the northern edge of the Central Valley, making it home to a diverse collection of animal and plant life.  The park provides outdoor enthusiasts with excellent opportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and camping.


Also See History & Culture Section.  It provides a listings for Museums, Historical Places and Art Galleries




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