Shasta Dam Tours and Related Information

    Shasta Dam with tour below

    Shasta Visitor's Center is closed and tours are cancelled until further notice due to the Carr Fire. This page will be updated when tours resume.

    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 7 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.

    Tour Times

    Tours are conducted 7 days a week at: 9:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:30 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.

    Restrictions

    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

    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.

    Visitor Center

    Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. including holidays.

    For More Information

    For more information on tours, please contact us by phone at 530-275-4463, or by e-mail to tcorn@usbr.gov.

    Last Updated: 7/28/18