Reservations are not required but are recommended spring break and during the summer. Reservations online are available up to one day before your visit at Recreation.gov.
Same day tickets are available at the park or in Cave Junction at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center, up until we close for the season on November 1, first come first served.
If you do not have reservations we recommend checking on current tour waits and times available by stopping first at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center in Cave Junction. During summer months sellouts sometimes occur. Purchasing your same day tickets first at the Illinois Valley Visitor Center will save you time and assure you can get a tour.
The last day of the tour season is November 1, 2020.
Currently, there are no dining or lodging options available in the park. You are strongly advised to bring a picnic or eat in Cave Junction before you drive to the caves. The Oregon Caves Chateau café and dining room will be closed 2019 and 2020 for repairs and rehabilitation.