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December 16, 2015
Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve Seeks Public Input on Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan
Accessibility Transition

May 13, 2015
Three Days of 3D - A ViewMaster Celebration at Oregon Caves
A special commemorative event will be held at the Oregon Caves Historic Chateau from Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th to celebrate the “Birthplace of a 3D Viewing Device – The ViewMaster”. Special events include a presentation by Rich Dubnow, the lead photographer for the ViewMaster, at 7:30pm on Friday, May 15th and a Historical Marker Dedication by Oregon Travel Experience at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 16th

March 05, 2015
Oregon Caves Open for Spring Break
Oregon Caves National Monument is gearing up for another season of cave tours, school programs, children’s activities, and adventure! Cave tours will resume on Saturday, March 21st, so bring the family and enjoy traversing through the narrow, winding passageways that make a trip to the Oregon Caves so memorable!

January 16, 2015
Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve legislation
Legislation for the Monument and Preserve with map.

January 14, 2015
Construction Trail Closures
Water tank construction to close some hiking trails.

December 19, 2014
Oregon Caves National Monument Expansion
A new 4,000-acre National Park Service site to be known as Oregon Caves National Preserve. The site was established through the National Defense Authorization Act that was passed by Congress this week and signed by the President on December 19, 2014.

October 01, 2014
Oregon Caves Proposed Rate Increase
Information regarding the proposed rate increase for Oregon Caves National Monument.

September 14, 2014
Public Lands Day 2014
Celebrate your Public Lands with us! Interested in cave conservation work? RSVP ahead of time - 541-592-2100 x 2254

September 13, 2014
Star Party September 26th
Star Party September 26th 8 PM - 10 PM

August 18, 2014
Star Party September 26, 2014
Jacqueline Henry-Ross and Robert Scott Stanton will perform a special concert at the Chateau at the Oregon Caves on Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m. The musicians will each play solos, then end the concert with several duets.

August 18, 2014
Peter Sears Poetry Workshop and Reading
Join Oregon Poet Laureate, Peter Sears on September 7th, 2014 for a poetry workshop at 2 pm and a reading at 7 pm at the Historic Chateau at Oregon Caves. Both the workshop and reading are free to the public. Please call the Chateau for reservations for the workshop and lodging at 541.592.3400. We ask that reservations be made by September 5th, 2014.

May 13, 2014
Poetry Workshop and Reading conducted by Poet Michael Spring at the Chateau at the Oregon Caves
Chateau poetry workshop with Michael Spring.

May 09, 2014
YCC Release 2014
Summer 2014 Youth Conservation Corps jobs available at Oregon Caves National Monument.

May 05, 2013
Community Day Open House- Free Tours
It’s our 12th annual Community Open House! The staff at the Oregon Caves National Monument would like to invite our neighbors and all newcomers for a day of free tours and music on Saturday, May 11th. Free tours of the cave will be offered from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We request only that you bring a can of food to donate for those in need.

March 14, 2013
Oregon Caves Opens for Another Season
Cave tours resume again on Saturday, March 23 for another season of cave tours, school programs, and children’s activities. Explore dark, twisting passages where you will see strange and bizarre rock formations. If you tread lightly through the caverns, you may encounter sleeping bats!

January 14, 2013
New Acting Superintendent at Oregon Caves
Sean Denniston, Chief of Resources Management and Interpretation at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, began duties Monday as Oregon Caves National Monument’s Acting Superintendent.

January 07, 2013
A Climatic Discovery
A recent study of a broken stalagmite brings new insight into regional climate trends.

May 06, 2012
Enjoy a Free Cave Tour on May 12
Explore the caves, bend and squeeze through narrow marble passageways, and imagine what Elijah Davidson and other early cavers discovered. Join a ranger for a tour, share stories about the past, and what modern scientific exploration is revealing about this dark and mysterious place.

October 25, 2011
End of 2011 Oregon Caves Tour Operations
November 6, 2011 is the last day of cave tours for the 2011 season. The visitor center will remain open and park rangers will offer guided activities on the surface each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the end of November. The visitor center and activities will be available 10am to 4pm on these days.

October 10, 2011
Chateau Furniture Returns Home
After a careful museum restoration, a portion of the Mason Monterey furniture collection at the Oregon Caves Chateau is returning home.This is no staid museum collection behind glass, however.These beautiful pieces will decorate the Chateau lobby and are there for you to enjoy "hands on."

May 02, 2011
Community Open House May 7, 2011
Community Open House is Saturday, May 7. Free tours of the cave and Chateau lodge as well as nature walks will be offered from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM with food donation.

March 21, 2011
Return of Stalagmite
On March 21, 2011, a small but important ceremony took place at Oregon Caves National Monument. Larry Grant of Hillsboro, Oregon, returned a stalagmite to Superintendent Vicki Snitzler.

March 18, 2011
Tour Season Opens for 2011
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November 15, 2010
PBS Filming Complete
PBS film on Oregon Caves is one step closer.

November 08, 2010
International Volunteers 2010
Oregon Caves hosted two international geosciences volunteers during the summer of 2010.

October 28, 2010
Park Hosts Noted Artist And Industrial Designer
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October 01, 2010
Oregon Caves Upgrades Subsurface Communications
Summer 2010 marked the completion of a major, eighteen-month project to upgrade the telecommunications system in Oregon Caves.

September 01, 2010
National Public Lands Day 2010
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August 25, 2010
Charles Harrison to Visit Oregon Caves
From September 24th to the 28th, Oregon Caves National Monument and the Oregon Caves Outfitters are proud to host, industrial designer, Charles Harrison. He plans on giving several public talks at the Chateau and visiting local schools.

May 26, 2010
Extended Hours
Oregon Caves National Monument will extend its hours beginning May 29th.

April 30, 2010
Free Cave Tours with Food Donations on May 8th
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April 26, 2010
Earth Day 2010
Oregon Caves visits local communities during two outreach events for Earth Day.

September 12, 2009
Oregon Caves Needs Lint Pickers Sept. 26
We need you! On Saturday, September 26 Oregon Caves National Monument will host its third annual National Public Lands Day cave cleanup. You will be rewarded with a free admission to any fee site on public lands.

July 03, 2009
Centennial Celebration Weekend
Join in on the celebration of Oregon Caves National Monument Centennial anniversary July 11 and 12.

September 17, 2008
Oregon Caves Needs Lint Pickers
In conjunction with the 2008 Public Lands Day, Oregon Caves National Monument is hosting a day of cave restoration. We are looking for volunteers to join us on Saturday, September 27 to pick lint along the tour route of Oregon Caves.

June 20, 2008
Telephone Service Restored to Oregon Caves
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June 15, 2008
Community Open House June 21, 2008
On Saturday, June 21, Oregon Caves National Monument will be hosting its annual Community Open House with free admission for the general tour of the cave. 

September 26, 2007
National Public Lands Day 2007
Volunteers are sought for cave cleanup and restoration effort to be held on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 29.

June 16, 2007
Oregon Caves Community Open House June 23, 2007
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June 16, 2007
Off-Trail Caving Tour
Join us for an introduction to caving! Get off the beaten path and learn about caving techniques, etiquette, and conservation.

February 20, 2007
the Cascade Grotto's
For the past four years Hester Mallonée, of the Cascade Grotto, a Washington State branch of the National Speleological Society, has coordinated volunteers from the organization to clean the formations at Oregon Caves.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523


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