• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    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.

Parking

Please park your vehicle at the main (first) parking lot.

Please Park your Vehicle at the Main (First) Parking Lot.

Please park your vehicle at the main (first) parking lot on the monument unless you have a reservation at the historic Chateau lodge or if someone in your vehicle has disabilities.

Large trucks, vans or buses in excess of 15-passenger capacity, motor homes, or other large recreational vehicles are prohibited beyond the main parking lot with the exception of those commercial vehicles delivering equipment or supplies to the Visitor Center or Chateau.

Did You Know?

Scorpion under ultraviolet-DYK

Scorpions fluoresce or glow under ultraviolet (UV) black light. They can glow electric green or blue. Scorpions fluoresce because they contain a fluorescent protein in the upper layer of their exoskeleton. This layer is like your fingernail, but even more protective and tough. The special protein inside is thought by scientists to serve as an ultraviolet sensitivity mechanism, perhaps allowing the scorpion to avoid burning itself by staying exposed too long to damaging light levels.