The abundant and diverse wildlife at Oregon Caves is as famous as its caves. Habitat preferences and seasonal cycles of movement determine, in a general sense, where a particular animal may be at a particular time. Early morning and evening hours are when animals tend to be feeding and thus are more easily seen. But remember that the numbers and variety of animals you see are largely a matter of luck and coincidence. Check at the visitor center for detailed information.
Safely Viewing Wildlife in Oregon Caves
Wild animals, especially females with young, are unpredictable and dangerous. Do not approach bears on foot within 100 yards (91 m) or other wildlife within 25 yards (23 m). Keep a safe distance from all wildlife.
Deer and other wildlife
Last updated: January 28, 2016