Operating Hours & Seasons

2016 Cave Tour Operations

2016 Cave Tour Schedule


Visit Oregon Caves!
Tickets are sold on the Monument on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limited reservations may be available. Click here to check availability. Cave tours last 90 minutes.

Cave Tour Season

Spring* March 19 - May 27: 10 am - 4 pm

May 28 - September 5: 9 am - 6 pm
Candlelight Tours: 6:00 pm Daily
Off-Trail Tours: Reservations are required. Click here for reservations and availability.

September 8 - October 12: 9 am - 4 pm
Haunted Candlelight Tours: Offered in October. Check here for details.

Late Fall
October 11 - November 6: 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

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