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 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 .
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:
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.
1. Your name and phone number
Educational Fee Waivers
Learn more about curriculum-based education field trips for school groups during the spring or fall.
Annual & Lifetime Passes
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:
Please check back for possible fee free dates in fall 2014:
Did You Know?
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.