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.
Remember Your Pet!
Check with the Visitor Center for the best place to park your car if you intend on leaving an animal behind during a tour. However, the parking lots have limited shade. Be sure animals left in the car have adequate ventilation and water. Your shaded car could later be under the sun and reach temperatures up to 110 F (43 C)!
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
Did You Know?
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.