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?
The Pileated Woodpecker is the largest North American woodpecker. Funny, mischief making cartoon character Woody Woodpecker, was inspired by this bird. Other birds need this species for survival. They will use the holes or cavities the Pileated drills as nests, winter shelter, and a way to get at food inside trees that is otherwise hidden.