Lake Shasta Caverns; Lakehead. Fun & impressive spelunking experience! In this 2-hour adventure, travel by boat across Shasta Lake, take a scenic bus ride to the caverns entrance, then enjoy a 1-hour guided tour through the caverns. Learn more in the visitor’s center and gift shop. lakeshastacaverns.com. 20359 Shasta Caverns Rd. (530) 238-2341 or (800) 795-CAVE.
Subway Cave; Old Station. A great first spelunking experience for kids, the surface is fairly level & the walk through less than 1/2 mile. Located 1/4 mile north of the junction of Highway 44 & 89, across from Cave Campground. http://www.tinyurl.com/SubwayCave. (530) 336-5521.
Siskiyou & Modoc Counties
Lava Beds National Monument. Visit the site of the largest concentration of lava tube caves in North America. Learn about the monument’s history in evening campfire programs and ranger-led explorations. Rangers help match children’s interests & capabilities with the varied types of caves. http://www.nps.gov/labe/index.htm. (530) 667-8113.
Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve; Cave Junction. Offers cave tours late March–Nov., plus dining, gift gallery & lodging mid-May–Oct. at the 1934-built Oregon Caves Chateau, a National Historic Landmark (for lodging reservations: (541) 592-3400 or