Cave Tours Closed for Season
Cave Tours are closed for the winter. Tours will resume April 26, 2014. All trails on the monument remain open.
Crews are removing brush along highway 46 beginning in the lower parking lot and moving down the highway. Work is scheduled to last until April 20, 2014; expect delays.
Plan A Field Trip
Spring 2014 Field Trips
The spring scheduling begins April 28th, 2014.
Times: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Due to available staffing at the Monument, accommodations may be limited to specific dates and/or student numbers. All requests are taken on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to serve your class, we need you to complete the registration materials.
Prepare for Your Visit
Please download the following materials in order to be prepared for the field trip.
When You Arrive at Oregon Caves
The bus parking area is part of the public parking area. When you arrive, you will need to walk your group up to the Visitors Center from the lower parking lot (about 900 feet). Please send one chaperone ahead to the Visitors Center front desk to inform us of your arrival, and gather students in the picnic area (indicated on the map included in the Teacher’s Checklist). A Park Ranger will come and give a brief orientation to students and chaperones before the cave tour begins.
When You Depart from Oregon Caves
The field trip does not include time for visiting the gift shop. If your school has allotted extra time after the ranger activities are completed, your students may visit the gift shop. There must be at least one adult accompanying each group of four children, with a maximum of 8 students at a time in the gift shop.
Did You Know?
Dragonflies and damselflies are ancient creatures that have lived on Earth far longer than mammals. They have sophisticated eyes, over twenty to thirty thousand per head. Dragonflies are fast fliers; the blue-eyed darner can fly 48 feet per second while chasing prey. Most can fly far, even able to survive crossing a sea or ocean, if they have to.