Operating Hours & Seasons
Visit Oregon Caves in 2014!
2014 Cave Tour Season
Spring* April 26 - May 23: 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.
Oregon Caves Visitors Center at the Monument
The Visitor Center is open whenever cave tours are offered. Hours are as follows:
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.