"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."
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.
Candle Light Cave Tours - summers only
During Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 pm in the summer, 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? During Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October 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?
Carbon dioxide mixes with water that condenses on the wall of the cave to create a very weak acid. Over long periods of time this "acid dew" eats away at the marble walls of Oregon Caves making the cave larger.