Directions

DO NOT trust Google Map, GPS devices, and similar applications - from the east these direct you through Williams Oregon and over a confusing route on mountainous gravel roads.

The drive and walk to the Oregon Caves Visitor Center from Cave Junction takes 60 minutes. The last several miles are narrow, steep, and winding. Large RV's and Travel Trailers are not recommended. Vehicles over 46' prohibited.

Grants Pass from the I-5:

Take exit 58 to merge onto NE 6th St/OR-99/Redwood Hwy
Continue to follow Redwood Hwy (3 mi)
Turn right at US-199 toward Cave Junction (29 mi)
In Cave Junction, turn left onto OR-46; If time allows stop at Illinois Valley Visitor Center for current conditions and information.
Follow OR-46 for 20 miles to the monument parking lot.
(From Cave Junction, the drive and 900ft walk to the Visitor Center takes one hour.)

From Crescent City, California:

Drive north on US-101
Take exit 794 to merge onto US-199 toward Grants Pass/I-5
In Cave Junction, turn right onto OR-46; If time allows stop at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center for current conditions and information.
Follow OR-46 for 20 miles to the monument parking lot.
(From Cave Junction, the drive and 900ft walk to the Visitor Center takes one hour.)

From Brookings, Oregon:

Drive south on US-101
Turn left at CA-197
Turn left onto US-199 toward Grants Pass/I-5
In Cave Junction, turn right at OR-46; If time allowing stop at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center for current conditions and information;
Follow OR-46 for 20 miles to the Monument.
(From Cave Junction, the drive and 900ft walk to the Visitor Center takes one hour.)

 
The last 10 miles up to Oregon Caves are narrow and winding.
The last 10 miles are narrow and winding.

Travel Time

Be aware that the last 10 miles on OR-46 East are narrow, steep and winding. Upon arrival at the Monument, please drive no faster than 10 miles per hour. Travel trailers and large RVs are not recommended beyond Grayback campground (mile post 12) due to the winding road. It is extremely important that you stay in your own lane. There are many blind corners. Watch for traffic crossing into your lane and watch out for wildlife. It could take you up to 60 minutes to reach the caves from the intersection of US-199 and OR-46 in Cave Junction. Car sickness is a definite possibility.

 


Last updated: May 6, 2019

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Mailing Address:

19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523

Phone:

(541) 592-2100

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