Some of the most stunning caves anywhere are well worth that twisty mountain road you had to drive to get here. Just watching the water running through the caves is mesmerizing. Take the standard Read more...
Some of the most stunning caves anywhere are well worth that twisty mountain road you had to drive to get here. Just watching the water running through the caves is mesmerizing. Take the standard 90-minute tour, or sign up for the candlelight tour for a different experience. The Rangers here are very knowledgeable and do a great job leading the tours and answering questions. These caves are worth a visit because they're made of marble instead of the more common limestone. You may be able to join a tour when you arrive, but booking in advance is highly recommended.
There's no need for a flashlight because the caves are beautifully lit. Please don't wear clothes you've worn to other caves (they can carry disease to the bats). Don't forget your warmies, these caves are cold! There's a height minimum of 42 inches, so young kids won't be able to enter for their own safety. But the Junior Ranger program is in full force here, complete with a cool wooden badge with a bat on it.
The park grounds feature a lodge (about to undergo renovation) and two restaurants. Treat yourself to some of Oregon's best local produce by ordering marionberry cobbler or a blueberry milkshake. Whether you want to hook up your RV, stay in a cabin filled with windows, or pitch your tent alongside a river, Hipcamp can help you find just the right spot to enhance your journey.