Spelunking (Caves)

Spelunking (Caves)

Strap on your headlamp! Check out the North State’s intriguing underground adventures.

 

SHASTA COUNTY

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 entrance, then enjoy a 1-hour guided tour through the caverns. Learn more in the visitor’s center & gift shop. lakeshastacaverns.com. 20359 Shasta Caverns Rd.

(800) 795-CAVE (2283).

Subway Cave; Old Station. A great first spelunking experience for kids; the surface is fairly level & the walk less than 1/2 mile. https://goo.gl/dgZ9y3. Located 1/4 mile north of the junction of Highway 44 & 89, across from Cave Campground. (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 during evening campfire programs & 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.

 

SOUTHERN OREGON

Oregon Caves National Monument & Preserve; Cave Junction. Offers ranger-led cave tours late Mar–Nov, plus dining & gift gallery. Lodging is available mid-May–Oct at the 1934-built Oregon Caves Chateau, a National Historic Landmark. http://www.oregoncaveschateau.com. http://www.nps.gov/orca. 19000 Caves Highway. (541) 592-2100 or (541) 592-3400.

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Updated: Sep 6, 2017 @ 10:07 pm