Basic Information

19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523

Take 199 to Cave Junction, Oregon. Turn onto OR-46 (a Chevron gas station is on the corner). Follow OR-46 for 20 miles to the Monument and Preserve.

Spring hours

Spring tours are available Thursday thru Monday 10 am to 4 pm (March 25 - May 4). *** NO cave tours offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during this time *** Late spring tours are availabe daily 10 am to 4 pm (May 5 - May 26). Closed in the winter.

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Summer Hours

Spring tours are available Thursday thru Monday 10 am to 4 pm (March 25 - May 4). *** NO cave tours offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during this time *** Late spring tours are availabe daily 10 am to 4 pm (May 5 - May 26). Summer tours are available 9 am to 6 pm (May 27 - Sept 4). Fall tours are available 10 am to 4 pm (Sept 5 - Nov 5). Closed in the winter.

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Fall Hours

Fall tours are available 10 am to 4 pm (Sept 5 - Nov 5). Closed in the winter.

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Entrance Fees:

Entrance - $0.00

There is no fee to enter Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. Enjoy your visit!

Discovery Cave Tour (Adult) - $10.00

Discovery Cave Tour (expanded amenity) cost for ages 16 and over.

Discovery Cave Tour (Youth) - $7.00

Discovery Cave Tour (expanded amenity) cost for ages 15 and under.

Oregon Caves Visitor Center

Located at the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve; cave tour tickets, bookstore, and park information is available here.

Illinois Valley Visitor Center

Located in Cave Junction, it provides information about the Illinois Valley including Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve.

 

Looking for a General Cave Tour, Candlelight Tour, or the Haunted Candlelight Tour?

Travel trailers and large RVs are not recommended beyond Grayback campground (mile post 12) due to the winding road to the Monument.

If you have a large RV or travel trailer, park it (for free) at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center (IVVC) in Cave Junction which is located on Hwy 46 at 201 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR 97523. This is just a short distance from Hwy 199 intersection in Cave Junction. Call (541) 592-4076 for more information. Please be advised that the IVVC is not staffed after 4:30 pm. Parking is at your own risk. It is recommended that you DO NOT park after hours and/or overnight.

There are also two campgrounds located on Highway 46 that will accommodate recreational vehicles and trailers overnight. These are Country Hills Resort (privately owned, located on Highway 46, eight miles southeast of Cave Junction) and Grayback Campground (a National Forest campground, located on Highway 46, twelve miles southeast of Cave Junction), both located on Highway 46.

Planning a visit to this or other National Parks? Need to plan on the go? Our nonprofit partner, the Eastern National Parks Association, has a free app with many other interesting features for your phone or tablet to help you plan a visit to your national parks. Visit Eastern National Parks Association (iPhone and Android) for more details.


Underground Journeys
Exploring the passages of the caves has been a tradition for more than a century. All tours are Ranger-lead and your guide will lead you through the marble corridors and discuss the caves’ natural and cultural history.

Above Ground Adventures
In addition to exploring the cave, have fun discovering what lies on the surface environment above the cave! There are a variety of adventures to experience aboveground in the Monument’s old-growth forest.

This region is recognized as one of the most geologically unique and botanically diverse in the United States, see all there is to see and truly take advantage of your visit!

Last updated: March 14, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523

Phone:

(541) 592-2100

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