Shasta Dam Tours and Related Information

Beginning Sunday, May 7 through Monday, (Labor Day) Sept. 4:

Shasta Dam Visitor Center  is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed Saturday and Sunday.

While the Shasta Dam Visitor Center tours inside the dam and powerplant are currently unavailable, visitors can participate in a self-guided walking tour across the top of the dam, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Top of the Dam Tour with a Tour Guide (now available)
The guide takes visitors across the top of the dam, presenting the history of the construction of the dam, as well as the power plant operations, the temperature control device, and overview of the Central Valley Project. Must be scheduled in advance. 

For additional information, call 530-247-8555 (TTY 800-877-8339).

The Northern California Area Office is headquartered at Shasta Dam, about 9 miles northwest of Redding, California, on the Sacramento River; resource offices are also located at Willows, Trinity, Lewiston and Spring Creek Debris, Whiskeytown and Buckhorn dams. The Area Office supports Stony Gorge Dam operation and the Coleman, Livingston Stone and Lewiston National Fish hatcheries, administers water service contracts, and manages Reclamation lands within its geographical area.

As the headwaters to the Central Valley Project, the Shasta and Trinity River Divisions are key CVP facilities, providing flood control, power, water supply benefits, and recreational opportunities throughout the area.

Last Updated: 1/11/24