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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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

2014 Operations Cave Tour Calendar

Visit Oregon Caves in 2014!
Tickets are sold only on the Monument and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cave tours last 90 minutes.

2014 Cave Tour Season
Download the 2014 Calendar

Spring* April 26 - May 23: 10 am - 4 pm

May 24 - September 1: 9 am - 6 pm
CandlelightTours: 6:30 pm Fridays & Saturdays
Off-Trail Tours: June 2014 - September 2014. Reservations are required for the off-trail tour. Please e-mail the Off-Trail Coordinator for more information.

September 2 - October 13: 9 am - 4 pm
Haunted Candlelight Tours: Offered throughout the month of October. Check back this autumn for details.

October 14 - November 2: 10 am - 4 pm

Caves tours are not offered from late fall to mid-spring. However, Oregon Caves National Monument is always open to visitors. Occasionally in winter, snow can temporarily close park roads until they are plowed.

*Please note that during the spring and fall seasons, tour schedules are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen events.

**Wait times can reach up to two (or more) hours during the summer season. The busiest times are between 11 am & 3 pm. We encourage you to arrive 2 hours before your desired cave tour time.


Oregon Caves Visitors Center at the Monument

The Visitor Center is open whenever cave tours are offered. Hours are as follows:

  • Spring & Fall: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Summer: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Winter: Closed

Did You Know?

Early explores of Oregon Caves used candles to find their way.

When visitors came to Oregon Caves in the late 1800's they had to explore the cave by candle light.