Haunted Candlelight Tour
Anita Varnon, NPS
Looking for a Halloween haunt? During the last three weekends of October you'll get goose-bumps on the Haunted Candlelight tour of the caves as you hear spooky stories of local history; walk amongst the bats and spiders, and discover the lesser known tales of these dark catacombs.
Haunted Candlelight Tours Offered the Last 3 Weekends in October 2013
The Haunted Candlelight tours will be given during the last three weekends of October at 4:15 and 4:30 PM on October 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27. Children must be over the age of twelve to participate, and those ages 16 and under unaccompanied by an adult must have a parental release form signed on site. The tour is moderately strenuous and not recommended if you have any issues with balancing while walking, respiratory problems, or heart conditions.
Be Aware of What Not to Bring
On this Haunted Candlelight tour, cameras and costumes will not be allowed for safety purposes. Also, please do not bring anything worn or used in a cave or mine east of the Rocky Mountains or a cave or mine in Europe. This measure is in place to prevent the spread of the fungus linked to white-nose syndrome, a fatal disease in bats.
Other Important Information
Minimal food service is available by the Natural History Association. The cost is $8.50 per person. Space is limited and not guaranteed. No reservations will be accepted. Please plan accordingly! Also, be aware of winter weather predicted. Tours may be canceled due to road conditions.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to see the haunted cave. Discover, explore, and experience your America!
Did You Know?
There is a snail that lives on the marble rock outcrops of Oregon Caves that has adapted to use the calcium from the rock to make its shell.