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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.

Tourist Attractions

rafting on the Rogue River

Rafting on the Rogue River

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There are a variety of tourist attractions which include: boat rides on the Rogue River, The "Oregon Vortex", the nationally recognized, Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Britt Music Festival, Jacksonville Historic Site, Wildlife Safari Animal Park as well as history and art museums.

Wineries

There are two wineries near Oregon Caves, Bridgeview Winery and Foris Winery, as well as several others in the Rogue Valley near Grants Pass.

Berries, Fruits, and Vegetables

This region is often referred to as the berry capital of Oregon with blackberries, raspberries, and huckleberries at the top of the list. Several fruit stands and farmers markets with locally grown produce can be found in the Caves Junction area throughout most of the summer. Tomatoes, corn, and potatoes are among the most common vegetables sold. Apples, pears, and cherries are the common fruit. The region is also gaining a reputation for growing grapes.

During the summer and fall, the city of Grants Pass has a Grower's Market with many local farmers selling organic produce and hand-crafted items.

 
Labor Day Parade, Cave Junction 2000

Labor Day Parade, Cave Junction 2000

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Local Events

Every second Friday of the month in the summer is Art Walk in Cave Junction and every first Friday is Art Walk in Grants Pass.

The valley hosts many local events during the summer.

June: Iron Horse, Shining Stars

July: Bluegrass Festival

August: Blackberry Festival

September: Labor Day Parade

 

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Did You Know?

Early explores of Oregon Caves used candles to find their way.

When visitors came to Oregon Caves in the late 1800's they had to explore the cave by candle light.