Discover the Marble Halls of Oregon
Nestled deep inside the Siskiyou Mountains, the caves formed as rainwater from the ancient forest above dissolved the surrounding marble and created one of the world's few marble caves. The highly complex geology found on the Monument contributes to the unusual and rare plants and animals found nowhere else but here. Experience the extensively decorated and adventurous "Marble Halls of Oregon."
Explore the Underground
Tours through the caves. Cave tours are seasonal and are considered moderately strenuous. Children must be 42 inches tall to go on a tour.Read More
Avoid Spreading the Fungus that Causes White-Nose
Plan ahead and do not bring any items that have been worn or used in any cave or mine east of the Rocky Mountains since 2005, or in Europe.Read More
Lodging at Oregon Caves National Monument
Stay overnight or dine at the Historic Oregon Caves Chateau, built in the 1930's during the Great Depression.Read More
Hike Through Ancient Forests
Explore the four hiking trails. The Monument's 480 acres contain endemic Port Orford cedar and one of the largest Douglas-fir trees in Oregon.Read More
Haunted Candelight Tour
Looking for a Halloween haunt? During the last three weekends of October you'll get goose-bumps on the Haunted Candlelight tour of the caves.Read More
Did You Know?
Dragonflies and damselflies are ancient creatures that have lived on Earth far longer than mammals. They have sophisticated eyes, over twenty to thirty thousand per head. Dragonflies are fast fliers; the blue-eyed darner can fly 48 feet per second while chasing prey. Most can fly far, even able to survive crossing a sea or ocean, if they have to.