Plan Your Visit

Are you dreaming of an Oregon Caves adventure?

We want to help you plan your visit!

Get ready for stalactites and stalagmites. Springtails and Harvestmen. Forests and lakes. Historic District and Pleistocene fossils. Oregon Caves offers countless opportunities for discovery and we hope you will have fun, make lifelong memories, and develop a deep connection to this special place. Looking for a Discovery Cave Tour or Candlelight Tour.

Where to begin?

Things To Do, Eating and Sleeping, Accessibility, Directions, Operating Hours and Seasons, Fees and Passes, Permits and Reservations, and Safety.

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Cave Tour Seasons

Cave tour reservations available beginning March 1, 2017, at Recreation.gov

Winter Tours closed until March 24, 2017:
Tours Closed. (Surface hiking trails open)

Spring March 25, 2017 to May 4, 2017:
Tours offered Thursday – Monday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
NO cave tours offered Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 4, 2017.

May
May 5, 2017 to May 26, 2017:
Tours offered daily, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Summer May 27, 2017 to September 4, 2017:
Tours offered daily, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Fall September 5, 2017 to November 5, 2017:
Tours offered daily, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Winter 2017 November 6, 2017 to March 23, 2018:
Tours Closed. (Surface hiking trails open)


Cave tour reservations available beginning March 1, 2017, at Recreation.gov
IMPORTANT: Read the following cave tour information carefully – restrictions apply
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Discovery Cave Tour

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Take a 90 minute, ranger-guided tour through a marble cave. Learn and discover how the geology, fossils, cave life, bats, watershed, old-growth forest, and human history make Oregon Caves significant. Children must be at least 42 inches (107 cm) tall.

Moderately Strenuous

The cave is not recommended for people with heart, breathing, balance, or walking problems. The tour has 500 steps (most are steep and uneven) with a climb of 230 feet (70 m). The lowest passageway is 45 inches (about 1 m) high.

For information about accessibility click here.

What to Bring

  • Warm clothing. The cave is 44 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius).
  • Good walking shoes. Do not wear open-toed shoes, flip-flops, or sandals.
Be Aware
  • Children must be at least 42 inches (107 cm) tall
  • Children cannot be carried through the cave.
  • No flashlights, backpacks, large purses, or tripods.
  • Protect our bats. Do not bring anything worn or used in another cave.
  • Leave pets behind. The parking lot is hot with no shade
 
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Visitors explore the cave by candle light.

NPS/Christopher Willis

Candlelight Cave Tours
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Experience this 60 minute cave tour lit only by candlelight! See what early explorers of the cave might have seen as they went from room to room with a candle. Open to ages 8 and over. The tour is moderately strenuous and is not recommended for people with a history of heart, breathing, balance, or walking problems.

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

19000 Caves Hwy
Cave Junction, OR 97523

Phone:

(541) 592-2100
General park information.

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