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    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.

Laws & Policies


As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website, www.leg.state.or.us.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. These places include the Visitor Center, the Oregon Caves Chateau, and inside the caves.

Hunting is strictly prohibited within the park.

During your visit to the monument, please remember:

  • Do not feed or interfere with the wildlife.
  • Stay on marked trails.
  • Pets must be leashed at all times and are allowed only on asphalt roads and parking areas.
  • Camping and fires are not permitted on the monument.
  • Due to high fire danger, smoking is not permitted on any of the trails.
  • Hunting and trapping are prohibited.
  • Intoxicated persons may be denied access to the cave.

The Park Superintendent has the authority to establish park-specific rules. These commonly include things like visiting hours, public uses of the cave, designated areas for public demonstrations, and similar area specific rules. These rules are issued at least once each year and compiled in a document known as the Superintendent's Compendium, 332 KB pdf file.

Did You Know?

a volunteer takes measures of the faults inside of Oregon Caves

One of the largest cave restoration projects in the nation occurred at Oregon Caves during the 1980s and 1990s. Furthermore, most of the work was done by volunteers! Volunteers still make an important contribution to the park. Learn more about current volunteer opportunities at Oregon Caves. More...