• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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  • Cave Tours Closed for Season

    Cave Tours are closed for the winter. Tours will resume April 26, 2014. All trails on the monument remain open.

  • Road Work

    Crews are removing brush along highway 46 beginning in the lower parking lot and moving down the highway. Work is scheduled to last until April 20, 2014; expect delays.

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.

 
Visitors experience the Candle Light Tour.

Visitors explore the cave by candle light.

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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? From October 24th through October 31st, 2013 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?

Waterfall and pool near the entrance to Oregon Caves.

The stream that comes out of the entrance of the cave is a tributary to a watershed that empties into the Pacific Ocean. There are no human-made obstructions that would prevent salmon migration, which makes this the only cave in the National Park Service with an unobstructed link to the ocean.