Lake Shasta Caverns Receive National Award

Lakehead, CA - The National Park Service has notified Lake Shasta Caverns they have been awarded the Natural National Landmark (NNL) designation. This designation is issued within the criteria of the condition and quality of the caves, rarity and value to science and education. Matthew Doyle, caverns general manager, said, “We have worked hard in stewardship and conservation of the cave to receive this designation and we are ecstatic. We expect an increase in guest attendance from out of the area due to this recogition.”

Lake Shasta Caverns are a network of caves located near the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake and scientists believe that the system dates back at least 200 million years, formed by flowing water. Made entirely of limestone, these caves feature every type of possible formation, including stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, columns and flowstone. With a total of 35 Natural National Landmark sites in California, Lake Shasta Caverns now becomes number 36. The closest cave with this desingation is Black Chasm Cave and is located 219 miles away. Lake Shasta Caverns is open to the public with daily tours all year long and is located at 20359 Shasta Caverns Road just off I-5 north of Shasta Lake. For more information visit their website at or call 1-800-795-CAVE (2283) or (530) 238-2341.