Oregon Caves National Monument

The Oregon Caves are located 55 miles south of Grants Pass, Oregon in the Siskiyou Mountain Range. The caves are a National Monument and a part of the National Park Service.

Entrance to Oregon Caves

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In addition to the caves, there are four hiking trails through old growth forest. There is a picnic area and the rustic lodge where you can rent a room for the night, eat in either the dining room or the coffee shop, and shop in the gift store.



In addition to the caves, there are four hiking trails through old growth forest. There is a picnic area and the rustic lodge where you can rent a room for the night, eat in either the dining room or the coffee shop, and shop in the gift store.

Inside Oregon Cave

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When you visit the caves, plan on it taking up most of the day. You not only have the travel time of getting there but also a possible wait for your tour and the tour itself which takes 90 minutes.

The trip to the Oregon Caves from Cave Junction on Highway 46 is 20 miles. The road is two-lane and the last 10 miles is very curvy. It is not recommended that you make this trip in an RV or in a car pulling a travel trailer.

Inside Oregon Cave

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You can only buy tour tickets once you reach the caves. If you arrive in the morning and want to buy a tour ticket for later in the day you can do so.


The tours are moderately strenuous with stairs to climb and places where you have to walk bent over. It is not recommended that anyone with heart conditions, breathing problems, or walking problems attempt the tour.

The caves are cool inside and you need to wear warm clothing. Also, be sure to wear a sturdy pair of shoes. Take your camera but it must be on a strap and of a size that can be put in your pocket. There are some areas where your flash cannot be used. The caves are well lit. You cannot take backpacks, large purses, or tripods. These can be checked in at the visitor center. Also, pets are not allowed inside the caves. Children must be at least 42 inches tall.

Oregon Caves Chateau

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The Oregon Caves Chateau is open for lodging from May through the first two weeks of October. Rooms range from Economy with one queen bed in a cozy room to a two-room Family Suite with bathroom. For more information and reservations telephone 541-592-3400 or toll free at 877-245-9022.

To get to the caves from Grants Pass, take Highway 199 to Cave Junction. To get to the caves from Crescent City, California, take Highway 101 to Cave Junction. In Cave Junction take Highway 46 to the caves.

The caves are open for tours from the last week in March to around Thanksgiving Day in November. In early spring and during the autumn months tours start at 10:00 am. and end at 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm. During the summer months tours begin an hour earlier and run an hour later in the day. Tours in the summer months begin every half hour.

For more information:

Oregon Caves National Monument
PO Box 1824
20000 Caves Hwy.
Cave Junction, OR 97523

Phone: 877-245-9022





Oregon Caves