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    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.

Pets

Pets must always be leashed. Pets are allowed only on paved areas such as the cave trail exit, the Chalet breezeway, or the parking areas. Pets are not allowed in the cave. It is not recommended that you bring your pets. There is limited shade and there is no pet boarding service. If you do bring your pet to the Monument, one person must stay with the pet at all times.

What about service animals?

Service animals are not permitted in the cave for their protection, their owners' protection, and the protection of the cave. Please visit Accessibility for more information.

Boarding your Pet

  • Dr. Joe's Pet Hospital, 369 Caves Hwy., Cave Junction. 592-4589. Boards cats and only small dogs with health care issues.
  • Crossroads Animal Hospital, 421 Caves Hwy., Cave Junction. 592-3222. Boards all animals.
  • Big Spring Boarding Kennels, 32225 Redwood Hwy., O'Brien (Six miles south of Caves Hwy.) 596-2137.

Did You Know?

A grylloblattid crawling over ice.

The grylloblattid, one of the half-dozen endemics found at Oregon Caves, contains anti-freeze properties in its blood to prevent freezing! Photo credit courtesy of Piotr Naskrecki.