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 and reservations are required (see below). The location is not available here on the website.
2019 Cave Tours
2019 cave tours are now available to reserve on-line at the Park Store. The cost is $10 per person and there is a maximum limit of ten people per tour. To reserve, click the "shop" tab at the upper right of this page to get to the Park Store, then click the "tours/events" tab. Scroll through the available events, and click "select date" under Fort Rock Cave Tour to see tour dates and times and make reservations. If a tour shows as "not available" it means that tour is sold out.
Tours are from 9:00am-11:00am and 11:30am-1:30pm on each of the following dates:
May 25, May 30, June 6, June 14, June 22, July 5, July 12, July 20.
Contact: Call LaPine State Park at 541-536-2428 for more information.