• 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.

Photos & Multimedia

If you cannot visit the Monument, experience it through multimedia.

We offer multiple virtual tour experiences and several photo galleries. You can view images of the cave tour as how it will be seen on your tour, view drawings of a Ranger's rendition of the Oregon Caves, or visit www.gotouroregoncaves.com.

View hundreds of official park photos on our official Flickr page!

 

Did You Know?

Scorpion under ultraviolet-DYK

Scorpions fluoresce or glow under ultraviolet (UV) black light. They can glow electric green or blue. Scorpions fluoresce because they contain a fluorescent protein in the upper layer of their exoskeleton. This layer is like your fingernail, but even more protective and tough. The special protein inside is thought by scientists to serve as an ultraviolet sensitivity mechanism, perhaps allowing the scorpion to avoid burning itself by staying exposed too long to damaging light levels.