Shasta Dam Tours and Related Information
The friendly and knowledgeable tour guide staff at Shasta Dam invites you to come along on a free guided tour of the dam and power plant. Tours are offered seven days a week. Tours include an elevator ride down inside the dam, where guides will discuss the history, purpose and construction of this huge project. After the short walk through the dam, the tour heads over to the powerhouse for a chance to view the state's largest hydroelectric generating station.
Tours are conducted seven days a week at: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Tours leave promptly, plan on arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the tour to allow enough time to walk out on the dam where the tour starts. Plenty of parking is available at the Visitor Center. Tour hours are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to 530-275-4463 for the latest updated times.
- Tours take approximately 1 hour
- First come, first served
- Fully accessible
- Maximum of 40 people allowed on each tour
- Pick up FREE tour tickets at Visitor Center
Please leave behind the following items: bags of any kind, electronic devices such as iPads, and weapons of any kind (including pocket knives). None of these items will be allowed on the tour. Cameras and cell phones are allowed on the tour.
Group tours are available for civic organizations, schools, and other organized groups. For information and scheduling please contact us at 530-275-4463. Tour times are subject to change without notice.
Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. including holidays.
For More Information
The visitor center is open year-round, seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free video version of the tour is available in the auditorium, along with displays, exhibits explaining the dam's construction, and a gift shop.
For more information or assistance, please contact us by phone at 530-275-4463 (TTY 800-877-8339), or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.