• Speleothems in Miller's Chapel.

    Oregon Caves

    National Monument Oregon

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  • Cave Creek Campground Closed

    Cave Creek campground located at Mile Marker 16 is currently closed due to hazard trees.

What to Bring for the Tour

Items to bring for the cave tour.

Items to bring for the cave tour.

  • Warm clothing. The cave is 44 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius) year round, the temperature of your refrigerator!


  • Good walking shoes. Please do not wear open-toed shoes, flip-flops or sandals without a supportive strap because the trail surface is uneven, slippery, and wet.


  • Optional: camera. Cameras must be on a strap or be able to slip easily into a pocket. Avoid cameras that are carried loose because they can easily be dropped in the cave. Taking pictures with flash is allowed in most areas of the cave but your Ranger will ask you not to take photographs in areas where bats are known to roost. Taking pictures of sleeping bats can disturb them and possibly cause serious harm to them.

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Did You Know?

a volunteer takes measures of the faults inside of Oregon Caves

One of the largest cave restoration projects in the nation occurred at Oregon Caves during the 1980s and 1990s. Furthermore, most of the work was done by volunteers! Volunteers still make an important contribution to the park. Learn more about current volunteer opportunities at Oregon Caves. More...