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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.

Fees & Reservations

Reservations:

Reservations for cave tours are on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended and tickets may be purchased for any tour scheduled the day of your arrival .

Fees:

Please note that the Monument has no entrance fee, but there is a cave tour fee (expanded amenity). As such, the Interagency Annual Pass does not apply for cave tours. However, the Interagency Access and Senior passes get the cardholder half off a general cave tour. To enter the caves, the rates are as follows:

General Cave Tours
$8.50 Adults, ages 17 and over
$6.00 Juniors, ages 16 and under

  • At times, Oregon Caves may experience technical difficulties with its phone system. On these days, we may not be able to accept credit cards. Please bring cash. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Group Rates (12 or more people)
$6.00 Adults
$4.00 Juniors

  • Please call (541) 592-2100 ext. 2221 and inform us of when your group will be arriving.
  • Download the following file to distribute to your group prior to visiting Oregon Caves. Fee Group Checklist, pdf file.

Candlelight Tours (Memorial Day through Labor Day)
$8.50 per person, ages 12 and over only

  • Tickets can only be purchased at the Monument the day of the tour.

Off-Trail Caving Tours (June 22, 2014 – August 31, 2014)

The Off-Trail 2014 season is June 22–August 31 with tours Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 1pm.

  • $30 per person, ages 15 and over only
  • You must reserve a tour in advance and space is limited to 8 per tour. To begin the reservation process e-mail the Off-Trail Coordinator with the following information:

1. Your name and phone number
2. Number of Participants
3. Specific date you are interested in this tour. You will then be contacted via email to schedule your tour. Please be flexible in your dates.


Educational Fee Waivers

Your education group may qualify for a fee waiver.

Learn more about curriculum-based education field trips for school groups during the spring or fall.

 
Senior Pass and Access Pass

The Senior Pass or Access Pass allows only the cardholder to receive a 50% discount on a cave tour (this discount does not apply towards off-trail or candlelight tours)

Annual & Lifetime Passes

  • Interagency Annual Pass- The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass...does not apply to cave tours. Only entrance fees are covered by this pass, and the Monument does not have an entrance fee.
  • Interagency Annual Pass for Active Duty US Military...does not apply to cave tours. Only entrance fees are covered by this pass, and the Monument does not have an entrance fee. Learn more about this new pass!
  • Interagency Senior Pass or America the Beautiful Access Pass...allows only the cardholder to receive a 50% discount on regularly priced tours (does not apply towards off-trail or candlelight tours).
  • Golden Age Passport or Golden Access Passport...allows only the cardholder to receive a 50% discount on regularly priced tours (does not apply towards off-trail or candlelight tours).

For more information about the America The Beautiful passes, visit www.recreation.gov.

 

2014 Fee Free Days in the National Parks

Fee free days in the National Parks are designed to encourage people to enjoy their public lands. Expanded amenity fees (such as cave tours) are generally not waived on fee free days. Here at Oregon Caves we will post notifications when accomodating a designated fee free day that would include cave tours.

Please note that reservations are not accepted and tour size is limited to only 15 people.

Mark your calendar for these fee free dates in spring 2014:

  • May 10 (Community Day, we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item.)
Please check back for possible fee free dates in fall 2014:

  • National Public Lands Day (September)
  • Veterans Day (November)

Did You Know?

The vista from Mount Elijah looks to the Red Buttes wilderness, Mount Shasta and other scenic vistas.

One of the most spectacular vistas near Oregon Caves is located on Mount Elijah. The hike is strenuous if you start at the monument but the staff at the Visitor Center can direct you to another, less strenuous trail to the mountain.