Operating Hours & Seasons

Tour Season
Cave tours are available Thursday through Monday until Sunday, November 6, 2022. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Cave access is by tour only. Ranger guided tours are offered 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Subject to change due to current COVID-19 conditions. The 2022 tour season ends November 6th.

Note: September 30, 2022, tours will be by reservation only and must be purchased by Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Reservations: Visit www.Recreation.gov.

Same day tickets: First come, first served tickets are available at park visitor centers. All members of your party must be present to purchase tickets. We recommend stopping at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center first in Cave Junction to learn current conditions and to buy tickets. It is a 45-minute, one way, drive to the park.

Visitor Centers:
Oregon Caves Visitor Center, located at the cave entrance, is open Thursday through Monday, 9:30 to 5:00, through Sunday, November 6, 2022. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. 541-592-2100 x2262.
Illinois Valley Visitor Center in Cave Junction is open 7-days per week, 8:30 to 4:00. We strongly recommend you buy tickets here first. It is a 45-minute drive, one-way. 541-592-5125.

Children and Height Restrictions
For safety, children must be at least 42" (107cm) tall to take a tour. Infant carry packs and strollers are not permitted. Childcare is not available.

No Food at Park
The Oregon Caves Chateau is closed. No food except snacks are available at the park. Pack a lunch or plan on eating in town before coming to the park

Save Our Bats! Help us protect bats. North America’s bats are under attack from White-nose Syndrome, a deadly bat disease. To prevent the spread, please do not bring clothes, (even washed clothes), shoes, or equipment used in any other cave, mine, or anything underground.

Last updated: September 14, 2022

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19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction , OR 97523


541 592-2100

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