Directions

From the North: Take Interstate 5 South to exit 58 (Grants Pass). Follow 6th street through Grants Pass and turn right onto US-199 South. Continue on US-199 South until you reach the town of Cave Junction. Turn left onto OR-46 East once in Cave Junction. Follow OR-46 East for 20 miles until you reach the Monument.

From the South: Take Interstate 5 North to exit 55 (Grants Pass). Continue on US-199 South until you reach the town of Cave Junction. Turn left onto OR-46 East once in Cave Junction. Follow OR-46 East for 20 miles until you reach the Monument.

From Crater Lake National Park: Take OR-62 West to OR-234 West to Interstate 5 North. Take Interstate 5 North to exit 55 (Grants Pass). Continue on US-199 South until you reach the town of Cave Junction. Turn left onto OR-46 East once in Cave Junction. Follow OR-46 East for 20 miles until you reach the Monument.

 
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.

 

*Please Note

If you use GPS or get directions from a source other than the National Park Service you will likely be given directions to Oregon Caves via Forest Service roads from Williams, Oregon. This route is NOT recommended. The road at times is one-lane, not paved, and sometimes not clearly marked. These roads will require a vehicle with 4-wheel drive and a high clearance. Although this route is shorter, it will ultimately take you longer to reach Oregon Caves.

If you travel to the Monument with an electric vehicle, we do not currently have the facilities to charge or plug your vehicle.

Last updated: October 8, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523

Phone:

(541) 592-2100

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