Fort Rock Cave

  General Advisory 07/19/18
Campfires and open flames prohibited in all state park properties including campgrounds, day-use areas, and all areas of the Ocean Shore and beaches managed by OPRD. The fire ban applies to wood, charcoal, and other flame sources that cannot be turned off with a valve. Liquid fuel stoves or cooking devices that can be turned off with a valve are permitted, but cannot be left unattended. Visitors planning a trip to a state park should check for up-to-date information about fire restrictions by calling the state parks info line at 800-551-6949.

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.

2018 Cave Tours

2018 tours are now open for reservations on the following dates: 5/31, 6/7, 6/15, 6/23, 7/5, 7/13, and 7/21.  There are two tours for each of those dates; the first tour starts at 9:00 am and the second starts at 11:30 am.  Tours are $10.00 per person.  

How to reserve:  Click on the "shop" tab on the upper right of this page to be directed to the Park Store website, then click on the "tours/events" tab on the upper right.  Scroll through the events to find the Fort Rock Cave Tour information and click on "select date" to see available tours and make reservations.  

Contact:  Call LaPine State Park at 541-536-2428 for more information.