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.
2016 Cave Tours
Reservations now accepted. Please call 1-800-452-5687 to reserve your tour. An $8 reservation fee applies. Tours are limited to 10 people. For large, group tours, call (541) 923-7551, ext. 21 for additional information.
The 2016 tour schedule is limited. One tour per day starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m. on the following dates:
June 2016: 17th
July 2016: 2nd, 15th
August 2016: No tours currently scheduled.
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.