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    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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  • Cave Tours Closed for Season

    Cave Tours are closed for the winter. Tours will resume April 26, 2014. All trails on the monument remain open.

  • Road Work

    Crews are removing brush along highway 46 beginning in the lower parking lot and moving down the highway. Work is scheduled to last until April 20, 2014; expect delays.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Operations Calendar 2014
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 15, 2013 - September 1, 2013 on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2 PM.
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: 4:15 & 4:30 PM, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, during the last 3 weekends in October

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?

Horse riders rode about 12 miles to Cave Camp located next to the entrance of Oregon Caves.

Up until 1922 the only way to get to Oregon Caves was on a 12 mile trail from the town of Williams, Oregon. Once at Oregon Caves visitors explored the cave and spent the night at a camp outside the entrance to the cave.