• 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.

Cave Tours

A ranger shows cave formations at Paradise Lost.

A ranger shows cave formations at Paradise Lost.

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"Never attempt to go through the caves without a competent guide as there are a thousand places in which to get lost," Vic Smith, a guard appointed to the Caves, 1911."

General Cave Tour

Take a tour through a marble cave. Learn and discover how the geology, fossils, cave life, bats, watershed, old-growth forest, and human history make Oregon Caves significant.

Off-Trail Cave Tours - summers only

Enjoy an "Introduction to Caving." Caving is a sport for those who enjoy physical and mental challenges in their quest to see new things and experience new places. Get off the beaten path and learn about caving techniques, etiquette, and conservation.

 
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Visitors explore the cave by candle light.

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Candlelight Cave Tours - summers only
During Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 pm in the summer, ages 12 and over, the last tour of the day is conducted by candle light. This gives visitors a chance to see what early explorers of the cave might have seen as they went from room to room with a candle.
 

Haunted Candlelight Tours- October only

Looking for a Halloween haunt? From October 11th through October 25th you'll get goose-bumps on the Haunted Candlelight tour as you hear spooky stories of local history; walk amongst the bats and spiders, and discover the lesser known tales of these dark caverns.

Did You Know?

Old growth trees at Oregon Caves National Monument

Fire suppression on the Monument for the past century changed the environment of Oregon Caves. It reduced the amount and altered the chemistry of the water entering the cave.