Fees & Passes

 

**Entrance to the park is free but there is a fee for a cave tour. Cave access is by tour only.**

Tours Offered Thursday to Monday Through November 5th.

Tours are offered Thursday through Monday until Sunday, November 5th. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Tours are available first come, first served, 10:00AM to 4:00PM. A limited number of tours will be available after October 21st. We strongly advise stopping at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center in Cave Junction first to buy tickets to make sure tours are available before driving 45-minutes one-way to get to the cave. Closed for season beginning November 6th

Reservations: Visit www.Recreation.gov.

 

Discovery Cave Tour

$10.00 Adults, ages 16 and over
$7.00 Youth, ages 15 and under. Children must be 42 in. (107 cm) tall or taller to take the tour
$5.00 Interagency Senior Pass Cardholders ages 62 and over**
$5.00 Interagency Access Pass Cardholders ages 16 and over**


Offered daily, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, through Labor Day. September 05, 2023 through November 05, 2023, open Thursday through Monday, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

90-minutes. Moderatly strenuous.

Reservations advised during summer months. First come, first served tickets are available at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center, 201 Caves Hwy, in Cave Junction. We recommend stopping there first before driving to the cave as it will take an hour to get to you tour start location.

Children must be over 42" tall.

Learn more: Discovery Cave Tour.

Large Groups: Discovery Cave tours are limited to 12 people. For large groups, help us help you - please call ahead. We cannot reserve space for you, but we can try to schedule extra guides for the time of your visit for multiple back-to-back tours. 541-592-2100 x2262.

 

Candlelight Cave Tour

$10.00 Adults, ages 16 and over
$7.00 Youth, ages 10 to 15.
$5.00 Interagency Senior Pass Cardholders ages 62 and over**
$5.00 Interagency Access Pass Cardholders ages 16 and over**

Offered during summer months, 2024 to be determinned.
60-minutes. Moderately Strenuous.
Children must be 10-years or older.
Learn more: Candlelight Cave Tour
Reservations Recommended: Recreation.gov

 

Kids and Families Tour

$10.00 Adults, ages 16 and over
$7.00 Youth, ages 15 and under. Children must be 42 in. (107 cm) tall or taller to take the tour
$5.00 Interagency Senior Pass Cardholders ages 62 and over**
$5.00 Interagency Access Pass Cardholders ages 16 and over**

Offered mid-June thru Labor Day weekend, times to be determined.
90-minutes. Moderately Strenuous.
Children must be over 42" tall.
Learn more: Kids and Families Tour
Reservations Required: Recreation.gov

 

Off-trail Caving Tour

$45.00, Ages 15 years and over

3-hours. Strenuous.
More information: Off-trail Caving Tour
Reservations Required: Recreation.gov

 

Education Groups: Groups from an accredited school visiting for educational purposes may qualify for a fee waiver. See our Education website, or contact our education coordinator for more information: (541) 592-2100 x2261 or orca_educ_program@nps.gov

* The Interagency Annual Pass and the Interagency Annual Pass for Active Duty US Military are for park entrance fees only and do not apply for tour fees. (There is no entrance fee to enter the park.)

**The Interagency Access and Senior Passes give the cardholder (only) half-off (50%) on all applicable tours. Passes and cardholder's ID are required at check in, including reservation tours. Please do not leave passes in your vehicle.

To learn more or purchase an Interagency pass please visit the America the Beautiful Passes page.

Last updated: January 26, 2024

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Mailing Address:

19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523

Phone:

541 592-2100

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