• 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.

Special Volunteer Events

Volunteers from Public Lands Day 2009

Volunteers from Public Lands Day 2009

NPS

Join us for one of our annual volunteer events when we provide a real service to Oregon Caves by picking lint and bits of trash along the cave tour path! No experience is necessary to participate, just a desire to restore the cave and ability to perform light physical work. Advance registration is required, as these events can fill up.

National Park Service Volunteer Day
Third Saturday in April

National Public Lands Day
Last Saturday in September

Did You Know?

Debugged-DYK

Computer bugs, slang for something gone wrong in a program, are actually named for a real insect. In 1947, technicians working for computer scientist Grace Hopper found a moth inside her computer. The trapped moth was making the machine malfunction. Once removed, they reported that the computer was “debugged”. They taped it onto her notes with a little joke that is now part of our everyday language.