Oregon Caves National Monument
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Before entering Oregon Caves National Monument visitors should consider stopping at the interagency Illinois Valley Visitor Center in Cave Junction. Here you’ll find general information on the site as well as books, maps and exhibits on geology, flora and fauna. Once in the Monument visitors will find opportunities for hiking, backpacking, nature study, picnicking and spelunking. Due to the nature of the cave, only the first room is accessible to individuals using wheelchairs. Some picnic tables and rest rooms are also accessible.
Oregon Caves National Monument encompasses 480 acres rich in diversity with attractions above and below ground. Above ground several trails lead through a remnant
old-growth coniferous forest. Trails for day hiking and nature study lie within the Monument. A few trails begin in the Monument, but connect with trails in the nearby National Forest, providing opportunities for backpacking. A picnicking facility also lies on site. Below ground is an active marble cave created by natural forces over hundreds of thousands of years in one of the
world’s most diverse geologic realms. An interagency Visitor Center is open in Cave Junction and provides general information on the cultural and historical significance of the site.
: Summers at Oregon Caves are generally warm and sunny, with cool nights and occasional afternoon or evening thunderstorms. Winters are cold and wet. The temperature within the cave is a constant 41 degrees F (5 degrees C), so warm clothing is recommended. Wear comfortable walking shoes, as the trail surface in the cave is uneven and slippery.
Location: The Monument is located in the southwestern corner of Oregon, on Highway 46, 20 miles east of Cave Junction.
Contact Info: Oregon Caves National Monumentc/o Long Dist. Trails Off.-SLCCave JunctionOR97523801-539-4094
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