The Fort Rock Basin has served as a vital part of the Native American lifestyle. Fort Rock Cave is near Fort Rock State Natural Area, and is the site of an archaeological discovery of several 9,000 to 11,000 year-old sagebrush sandals. This property serves as a reminder of the rich cultural heritage that has shaped so much of Oregon's history. The story of the Fort Rock Basin is told by the artifacts left behind and by the rich oral tradition of the tribes who claim the area as home. Fort Rock Cave is a National Heritage site and is open only by a state park guided tour (see below). The location is not available here on the website.
2017 Cave Tours
The reservation process for cave tours is changing for 2017. Tours will be available at the Oregon State Parks website under the "shop" tab. Tours should be available for booking by mid-March, 2017. The schedule will be posted below once the process is finalized. You may call LaPine State Park for updates at 541-536-2428.
The Oregon State Park website is http://www.oregonstateparks.org
Alert: Tours from mid-July through August are subject to cancelation during conditions of high fire danger.
Note: Tour meeting place is the parking lot at Fort Rock State Natural Area. A shuttle van is provided to transport visitors to the cave. Pets are not permitted on tours.