• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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    Haunted Candlelight Tours Offered Sunday, October 26 through Friday, October 31, 2014. The tour begins at 4pm and are first come first serve. The tour is limited to 12 people per group.

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 grylloblattid crawling over ice.

The grylloblattid, one of the half-dozen endemics found at Oregon Caves, contains anti-freeze properties in its blood to prevent freezing! Photo credit courtesy of Piotr Naskrecki.