Fees & Passes

Entrance to the park is free but there is a fee for a cave tour.

** The 2021 cave tour season has closed due to the increase in the spread of COVID-19. It is for the safety of our staff and visitors. **

Tours are available daily on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations are also available and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance online at Recreation.gov. Same day tour tickets are available at the park and at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center in Cave Junction.

We recommend stopping at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center first for up to the minute information and to buy same day cave tour tickets. Buying in Cave Junction will save you time. Wait times can be long during the summer and tours occasionally sellout early.

 

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**
$3.50 Youth Interagency Access Pass Cardholders ages 15 and under**

Offered throughout the day spring through fall. 90-minutes. Moderately Strenuous.
Children must be over 42" tall.
Learn more: Discovery Cave Tour.

 

Candlelight Cave Tour*

*** This tour will NOT be offered during the 2021 season ***

$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**
$3.50 Youth Interagency Access Pass Cardholders ages 15 and under*

Offered at 6:00 PM, Memorial Day Weekend thorough Labor Day. 60-minutes. Moderately Strenuous.
Children must be 10-years or older.
Learn more: Candlelight Cave Tour
Reservations Recommended: Recreation.gov

 

Kids and Families Tour*

*** This tour will NOT be offered during the 2021 season ***

$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**
$3.50 Youth Interagency Access Pass Cardholders ages 15 and under*

Offered twice a day, mid June thru Labor Day weekend.
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

*** This tour will NOT be offered during the 2021 season ***

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

 

Large Groups: Cave tours are limited to 15 people. For large groups, help us help you - please call ahead. We cannot reserve space for you, but we can try to have extra guides available at the time of your visit for multiple back-to-back tours. 541-592-2100 x2262.

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 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: August 7, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523

Phone:

(541) 592-2100

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