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Shasta Dam: general information

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  • Type of destination: Points of Interest
  • Location of destination: USA - California
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Shasta Dam is the second largest dam in mass in the United States (Grand Coulee on the Columbia River in Washington State is the largest). The dam is 602 feet high, with a crest length of 3,460 feet. It is 883 feet thick at the bottom and 30 feet thick at the top.
Shasta Lake is the largest manmade reservoir in California.
The friendly and knowledgeable tour guide staff at Shasta Dam Visitor Center invites you to come along on a free guided tour of the dam and power plant.
More information on the Bureau of Reclamation National Park Service Website.
Use the Shasta Lake Area Recreation Map by the ...
Shasta Dam is the second largest dam in mass in the United States (Grand Coulee on the Columbia River in Washington State is the largest). The dam is 602 feet high, with a crest length of 3,460 feet. It is 883 feet thick at the bottom and 30 feet thick at the top.
Shasta Lake is the largest manmade reservoir in California.
The friendly and knowledgeable tour guide staff at Shasta Dam Visitor Center invites you to come along on a free guided tour of the dam and power plant.
More information on the Bureau of Reclamation National Park Service Website.
Use the Shasta Lake Area Recreation Map by the National Forest Service to get detailed information on the available activities in this area.
This is the official Visit Redding Trails Map by the Bureau of Landmanagement. Be sure to check the 'Maps and Brochures' section to view more.
Shasta Dam is the second largest dam in mass in the United States (Grand Coulee on the Columbia River in Washington State is the largest). The dam is 602 feet high, with a crest length of 3,460 feet. It is 883 feet thick at the bottom and 30 feet thick at the top.
Shasta Lake is the largest manmade reservoir in California.
The friendly and knowledgeable tour guide staff at Shasta Dam Visitor Center invites you to come along on a free guided tour of the dam and power plant.
More information on the Bureau of Reclamation National Park Service Website.
Use the Shasta Lake Area Recreation Map by the ...
The Bureau of Land Management offers visitors a fine overview on what to do in the Redding Area.  

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Shasta Dam: nearby destinations

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