Shasta Dam Tour Summer Hours Announced

Media Contact: Jeffrey McCracken, 916-978-5100

For Release: June 13, 2005

Saturday, June 17, 2005, the Bureau of Reclamation will begin the summer tour schedule at Shasta Dam. Tours will start at 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3 p.m., every day of the week.

The guided tours start on the dam at the visitor elevator tower. It is a short walk from the parking area, so please plan to arrive 15 minutes before tour time. The route will take tourists down in the visitor elevator and out to the spillway area. It will include an inside view of the powerplant.

No cameras or bags of any kind are allowed on the tour. Visitors should leave any belongings in their vehicles.

The Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact the Shasta Dam Visitor Center at 530-275-4463.

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