• 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.

Stories

Although the cave was not known about until 1874, we have reason to believe that the Takelma tribe knew about its existence due to their presence in this region for thousands of years.

The cultural stories we share about the caves take place after Elijah Davidson stumbled upon it, and later of those that followed in his footsteps.

We encourage you to read our stories, and while you are at the monument, create some to take with you.

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.