• 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.

Plan A Field Trip

Spring 2014 Field Trips

The spring scheduling begins April 28th, 2014.

Times: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Duration: Up to 3 hours
Fees: Free to groups qualifying for an academic fee waiver
Capacity: 60 people maximum including 4-8 chaperones
Chaperones: Classes will be divided into groups of no more than 15 for the cave tour. Counted among these 15 should be at least 1 and no more than 2 chaperones.

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?

From the vista on the Cliff Nature trail you can see the nation's largest serpentine rock outcrops in the distance.

The mountains surrounding Oregon Caves are composed of ocean crust including rocks uplifted directly from the mantle. These mantle rocks make up one of the largest serpentine rock outcrops in the nation.