• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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    Cave Creek campground located at Mile Marker 16 is currently closed due to hazard trees.

For Kids

Oregon Caves offers a variety of activities directed at our most valuable natural resource YOU! First, you can get a sneak peek at the caves and visit Oregon Caves virtual tour.

What can you do at the Monument?

1. Explore the Underground World
See the beautiful speleothems (cave deposits) shimmer in the Earth. Just remember: stalactites hold tight to the ceiling and stalagmites might reach the ceiling one day!

2. Earn a Junior Ranger Badge
This program is fun and rewarding. Upon completion of this program, you share the responsibilities of protecting and preserving the Monument.

3. Explore the Ancient Forests
While you hike, earn
Junior Ranger Trail Buttons when completing a fun activity while in the woods.

4. Participate in Park Ranger Programs
Want to know what kind of fossils were found inside the caves? How could some trees need fires to live? Find out the answers while engaging in Park Ranger Programs.

Did You Know?


Computer bugs, slang for something gone wrong in a program, are actually named for a real insect. In 1947, technicians working for computer scientist Grace Hopper found a moth inside her computer. The trapped moth was making the machine malfunction. Once removed, they reported that the computer was “debugged”. They taped it onto her notes with a little joke that is now part of our everyday language.