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Redding Shasta Dam

Shasta Dam

16349 Shasta Dam Boulevard, Shasta Lake, California, 96019
530-275-4463 | Category: Activities
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Shasta Dam: Natural Beauty & Human Ingenuity

Holding back the mighty Sacramento River and harnessing its power for the people, this massive dam is a popular attraction for its gorgeous views. Walk across or drive to viewpoints near the Lake Shasta dam to see beautiful mountain panoramas, fresh green forest and the sparkling lake itself. Sign up for a free guided tour, bring a picnic and relax next to a masterpiece of human engineering.


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8AM to 4:30PM (to 6PM during summer months)

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  • Whole Earth and Watershed Festival
  • Shasta Damboree
  • Scouting for Trees


  • Free guided tours
  • Visitor's center
  • Scenic vistas
  • Picnics
  • Walk across dam

Shasta Dam

A modern marvel of engineering that harnesses the power of Lake Shasta, this curved gravity dam stretches across the Sacramento River. It is the ninth-tallest dam in the country and it forms the largest reservoir in California.

Three Shastas

Don’t miss the viewpoint called “Three Shastas” inside the park. From this vista you can see Shasta Dam, Shasta Lake and Mount Shasta. The three attractions are a pleasing juxtaposition of earth, water and human engineering.


  • Are there guided tours?

    Yes, free one-hour guided tours are offered seven days a week. Shasta Dam tours begin at 9AM, 11AM, 1PM and 3PM, and you should arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time to ensure your spot.
  • What is allowed on the guided tour?

    Cameras and mobile phones are allowed, as long as they are not in a bag of any kind. You also cannot bring any weapons, knives, iPods, purses, fanny packs or other types of bag.

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