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Oregon Caves National Monument

19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
+1 541-592-2100
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Incredible natural wonder; worth the trip

What an incredible natural wonder. Amazing limestone and marble rock formations millions of years... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Forest Grove, Oregon
A Real Adventure

This was our second tour, and we found it to be even better than when we went 30 years ago. Be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gary N
Portland, Oregon
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The Oregon Caves is a place of adventure, wonder, and discovery. Join your guide and a small party of fellow cave explorers for a 90-minute tour. The route wends through narrow, twisting passages with ceilings as low as 45 inches! See strangely beautiful of stalactites, stalagmites, and other mysterious calcite flowstones as you bend and stoop through rocky passages. You will long remember your tour of the Oregon Caves. The route is moderately strenuous and not recommended for people with breathing, heart, knee or back issues. Children must be 42” tall or taller, no exceptions. The cave is 44 degrees year round. Dress warm. Tours are very popular in the summer. Arrive early to avoid long waits or closures. Reservations are available at Recreation.gov. Cave tours offered late March to early November. On the surface, explore the Oregon Caves Historic District, including the Oregon Caves Chateau, a National Historic Landmark. The Chateau offers lodging and dining, early March through early October. Trail heads in the historic district will lead hikers along paths through old growth Port Orford Cedar forests, scenic overlooks of the Siskiyou Mountains, and meadows filled with wildflowers.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
+1 541-592-2100
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Reviewed yesterday

What an incredible natural wonder. Amazing limestone and marble rock formations millions of years in the making. We got really lucky with our guide, Alexander. He was thorough, informative, and patient with my 8 year old twins many comments and questions. He has a real...More

Thank travel2424
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our second tour, and we found it to be even better than when we went 30 years ago. Be advised there is some stooping, stair climbing, and a fair amount of walking. It is not for the frail. Also, some people find being...More

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove in from Medford in the early morning. Left at 6:30 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. booked cave "Discovery" tour. It about 1.5 hours of driving during midweek. the cost of the tour was $10 each for adults. You should definitely book online at...More

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great tour of the Oregon Caves, led by Ranger Hanna. She did a wonderful presentation, telling us the history and geology of the caves. This is well worth the drive to experience such an amazing place.

Thank LisaT503
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First trip to Oregon Caves. Our tour was lead by Ranger Jackie, who made it so special. She was very knowledgeable and fun. Try to schedule your tour with her. As for the cave, it was amazing! I wish we could have stayed at the...More

Thank markh782017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our Oregon trip. There are tons of stairs but the tour keep stopping along the way for information so you get lots of breaks. It was informative, fun and a good workout.

Thank YvetteRH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a treasure. Super neat cave but very very cold and wet inside. We even saw bats! Loved it!

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the half tour and it was perfect for my arthritic knees. Alex was not only very entertaining but he was respectful of the age group. Great tour!

Thank Paula K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for children and adults who've never been in a cave before. This is a "tiny" cave where much of the 90 min. tour is squatting and walking. No problem, but the overheads should be lighted some instead of being completely black. I hit my...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Historical event for the area and well known. Not easy for handicapped individual but so scenic drive to enjoy the surrounding mountains. etc.

Thank Susan B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How would the drive there be with a rv? We love caves but will be traveling in a 29 ft rv.
14 March 2017|
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Response from George H | Property representative |
The drive up to the cave is winding and steep. There are few turnout to let cars pass by. It is not recommended for RVs over 20'.
We plan on visiting the Caves in the end of April. Thinking about the weather, is this a good time to go?
28 September 2016|
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Response from Teri T | Reviewed this property |
April is a great time to visit the caves. The temperature inside the cave is 44-degrees year round, so that would not make a difference. There may be a little snow still in the area, but should not be much. April is... More
Barbara L
Hi! We were there last week too. It WAS pretty slow moving, but I don't think they can allow visitors to go without a guide, because they need a ranger/guide present to be sure no one vandalizes the caves (or unknowingly causes damage of any kind.)
6 July 2016|
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Response from drrkbrnng | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I understand why you have to have a guide. It is unfortunate, though, that it is the way it is. The slowness kills a lot of the fun of the tour. I have been in a cave without a guide and enjoyed going at my own pace.