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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.

Height Requirement

a child under 42

A Child Under 42 Inches

Children must be at least 42 inches (107 cm) tall, pass a steep stair test unassisted, and be able to listen and follow directions from a Ranger to participate in a cave tour. Children cannot be carried through the cave and childcare services are not available.

Safety is our first goal for visitors at Oregon Caves and because the moderately strenuous cave tour route has many stairs with large openings, high hand rails, and steep drop-offs, children must be able to navigate the cave safely without assistance. We want your child to be secure.

There are a variety of activities that children of all ages can participate in, including our Junior Ranger program, multiple hiking trails, and outdoor Ranger-led programs.

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Did You Know?


Computer bugs, slang for something gone wrong in a program, are actually named for a real insect. In 1947, technicians working for computer scientist Grace Hopper found a moth inside her computer. The trapped moth was making the machine malfunction. Once removed, they reported that the computer was “debugged”. They taped it onto her notes with a little joke that is now part of our everyday language.