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
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?
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.