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Oregon Caves National Monument

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Address: 19000 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, OR 97523
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+1 541-592-2100
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Oregon Caves is a place of adventure, wonder, and discovery. Join your...

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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A special place in Southern Oregon

It is at least a 30 mile drive for Cave Junction to the Oregon caves but worth the drive. It is in a beautiful setting in the Siskiyou mountains. There are some hiking trails... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Arcata. CA.
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Arcata. CA.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It is at least a 30 mile drive for Cave Junction to the Oregon caves but worth the drive. It is in a beautiful setting in the Siskiyou mountains. There are some hiking trails around there. There is a 80 minute tour that takes you through the caves. They are quite impressing. The guide does a good job explaining its... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Our guide was great! If you're looking for amazing stalagmites and stalactites, this cave is not for you. This cave has plenty of interesting nuances, calcite formations, etc, including a river that runs through it. There are about 500 steps to navigate, but the floor is fairly even and the footing is good. The numerous steps are not bad, as... More 

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Grapeview, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I had heard about the Oregon caves, but words can not capture the awe that hit us as we walked through one of the most outstanding natural formations under ground. The ranger gave a very informative tour. I can't wait to go back and share with our grandchildren.

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woodburn, or
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

one of the nicest underground caverns you could ever experience great place to go on a hot summer day, usually about 45-50 degrees so take a sweater.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Book a tour in advance and be sure to not wear clothes or shoes that were taken to other caves since 2005 – there is a fungus killing bats and they want to protect them. This tour is great for kids and isn't too strenuous for older adults.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting caves! Lovely location for hiking too. Guides very knowledgeable. Nothing else to add.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's not for the claustrophobic. It's a cave so it's dark in some places. There are a few low places that you can knock your noggin on. As long as you pay attention and you don't mind duck walking a bit, you'll be fine! The rooms in the caves are gorgeous!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Oregon Cave is a very old marble cave. The cave is fascinating, especially where you can still see the marble. The tour was filled with interesting facts, and we had the opportunity to see a bat. The soda shoppe has excellent shakes as well as good burgers - a little pricey, but worth it.

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Trinidad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Twenty years ago my family and I visited the caves. I wanted to share it with my nephew, great nephews and granddaughter. All of us enjoyed it. My granddaughter thought it fun to hike up the inside of a mountain.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the cave and the Ranger was very entertaining! I think it is a great place to stop if you are driving through, but I would drive out of my way.

Thank Annemarie K

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