• 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.

Geology

Geology can be a complex and confusing subject, even for trained geologists. As with many sciences, geology has a lot of befuddling lingo and jargon, but without some sort of guide with which to describe what we observe, interpretation is impossible. We hope you can use our website as a guide to learn more about Oregon Caves before or after you visit. Lets discover some of the "unusual scientific interest and importance" of the Oregon Caves.

Did You Know?

Waterfall and pool near the entrance to Oregon Caves.

The stream that comes out of the entrance of the cave is a tributary to a watershed that empties into the Pacific Ocean. There are no human-made obstructions that would prevent salmon migration, which makes this the only cave in the National Park Service with an unobstructed link to the ocean.