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Oregon Caves National Monument

19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
+1 541-592-2100
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Very cool experoence

Loved going thru the Caves! So many different areas and the ranger guides are so knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Dawn B
Middletown, New Jersey
via mobile

Awesome Caves! Ranger Cat did our tour and she was very good. I have seen a few underground caves... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Marla D
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“low ceilings” (8 reviews)
“park service” (8 reviews)
“minute tour” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
19000 Caves Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9746
+1 541-592-2100
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Loved going thru the Caves! So many different areas and the ranger guides are so knowledgeable. Our guide, Ranger Kat, was so personable and great with the kids. The Caves are so beautiful - we went out of the way to see them on our...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Awesome Caves! Ranger Cat did our tour and she was very good. I have seen a few underground caves before but these were a little different. They were a little more closed in and not as much open cave space down below. Don't get me...More

Thank Marla D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The caves are beautiful. A lot of steps so you need to be able to walk fairly well, also be able to bend and walk. The café next to it has great food. A very nice restaurant is there also. We looked at it but...More

Thank Judy T
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Walking through the caves was really interesting and the guides were very good. The view from the top at the exit was spectacular.

1  Thank Tim G
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...More

1  Thank John Y
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...More

Thank Carey2016
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...More

Thank dorothy_burdge
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.

Thank ken m
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...More

Thank Kimberly L
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Yvonne P
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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.