Shasta Cascade Caves and Caverns Overview
Caves in the Shasta Cascade include ancient lava tubes of dormant volcanoes and natural caverns with stalactites, stalagmites and curtains. All of the caves and caverns in the Shasta Cascade are uniquely interesting. Take a boat ride across Lake Shasta with a tour of Shasta Caverns. Bring a flashlight to Lava Beds National Monument and navigate several large lava tubes. Smaller lava tubes can be found at various locations surrounding Lassen Volcanic National Park. Most caves and caverns hover around 60 degrees year round, making these underground attractions a great place to cool off on a warm summer day.
WARNING: Caves & mines can be dangerous and deadly. Please use caution and common sense when exploring a cave. Don't enter a cave without a light source and necessary safety equipment. Sea caves can be especially dangerous when tides and waves are up. Choose not to explore a cave if in doubt and stay alive.
WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME: Bat populations in the U.S. are suffering devastating losses due to White-Nose Syndrome. Learn about this disease before entering caves and see what you can do to prevent its spread.