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.
Plan Your Visit
Travel trailers and large RVs are not recommended beyond Grayback campground (mile post 12) due to the winding road to the Monument.
If you have a large RV or travel trailer, park it (for free) at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center (IVVC) in Cave Junction which is located on Hwy 46 at 201 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR 97523. This is just a short distance from Hwy 199 intersection in Cave Junction. Call (541) 592-4076 for more information. Please be advised that the IVVC is not staffed after . Parking is at your own risk. It is recommended that you DO NOT park after hours and/or overnight.
There are also two campgrounds located on Highway 46 that will accommodate recreational vehicles and trailers overnight. These are Country Hills Resort (privately owned, located on Highway 46, eight miles southeast of Cave Junction) and Grayback Campground (a National Forest campground, located on Highway 46, twelve miles southeast of Cave Junction), both located on Highway 46.
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Planning a visit to this or other National Parks? Need to plan on the go? Our nonprofit partner, the Eastern National Parks Association, has a free app with many other interesting features for your phone or tablet to help you plan a visit to your national parks. Visit Eastern National Parks Association (iPhone and Android) for more details.
Exploring the passages of the caves has been a tradition for more than a century. All tours are Ranger-lead and your guide will lead you through the marble corridors and discuss the caves' natural and cultural history.
In addition to exploring the cave, have fun discovering what lies on the surface environment above the cave! There are a variety of adventures to experience aboveground in the Monument's old-growth forest.
This region is recognized as one of the most geologically unique and botanically diverse in the United States, see all there is to see and truly take advantage of your visit!
Did You Know?
A rough-skinned newt has tetrodotoxin, one of the world’s strongest poisons. A threatened newt exposes its bright red-orange belly, a stop sign that says “eat me and you will be sorry!”