• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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  • 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.

  • Road Work

    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.

Bibliography

  1. Acklen, Jerry, "When a Trip to the Caves Required Five Days Rations." Grants Pass Daily Courier, 25 October 1977.
  2. Burch, Walter C. "Oregon Caves as They Were in the '80's." Gresham Outlook 1925.
  3. Davidson, Elijah J. "History of the Discovery of the Marble Halls of Oregon." The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society. September 1922.
  4. Laing, Hamilton M. "By Motor and Mule to the Marble Halls." Sunset, the Pacific Monthly Magazine 19 November 1917.
  5. Miller, Joaquin. "Oregon's Marble Halls." Sunset, the Pacific Monthly Magazine, 5 August 1909.

Did You Know?

A small cave located near the visitor center.

The marble rocks of Oregon Caves were once a tropical reef that was pushed under the continental edge to a depth of 12 miles and then uplifted to 4,000 feet above sea level.