• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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  • Road Work, Expect Delays

    ODOT will be preparing highway 46 for asphalt patching. Please use caution when traveling between the monument and Grayback Campground. Various work will be from continue until July 31, 2014.

  • Watch for Wildlife

    Please be on the lookout for fawns on the section of Caves Highway around Caves Campground! There is at least one very young one that is using the pavement as his transportation corridor.

Curriculum Materials

An active marble cave and underground stream reveal the inside of one of the world's most complex geological realms. This richness provides educational opportunities which can be found in the following curriculum-based education programs:

Teacher's Companion Guide to Oregon Caves' Videos, grades 3-8

Geology: Our Changing Earth, grades 3-5

Watersheds: Through the Mountain and to the Valley, grades 6-8

Did You Know?

This snail was named after an employee of Oregon Cave, not because he was slow but because he wrote the technical description of the snail.

There is a snail that lives on the marble rock outcrops of Oregon Caves that has adapted to use the calcium from the rock to make its shell.