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.
Inside the Cave
At least eight of the fifteen bat species found in Oregon occur within the boundaries of Oregon Caves National Monument. Most bats seen by the main trail are Townsend big-eared bats, Yuma bats, long-eared myotis bats, silvered-haired bat, big brown bat, Western small-footed bat, California myotis, little brown myotis, and fringed myotis.
Outside the Cave
Squirrels, chipmunks, and fox are quite common. Black bears, cougars, and Mountain beaver are a bit more secretive.
Did You Know?
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.