Oregon Caves

Lawmakers Kick Off Oregon Caves Expansion

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th April NewsOregon Caves

Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representative Peter DeFazio meet today with advocates for the Oregon Caves to celebrate the first tourist season with added land and protections for the landmark.

A bill passed in the last Congress adds 4,070 acres to the 480-acre Oregon Caves National Monument, with the intention of promoting recreation in Southern OregoRead More »

Bill To Expand Oregon Caves May Pass Soon

By Jim McCoy Thu 4th December NewsOregon Caves
Decades of efforts to expand the Oregon Caves National Monument to protect water quality and reduce wildfire danger are on the verge of paying off. A bill expanding the boundary of the southwestern Oregon monument to include its watershed has been attached to a defense spending bill virtually assured of passing the House and Senate in coming days. Oregon Democratic Rep.Read More »

Oregon Caves To Delay Opening As Cost-Saving Measure

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th March NewsOregon Caves
The Oregon Caves National Monument in Southern Oregon is delaying the start of tours for a month to save money. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1h5VXLE ) that ranger-led tours of the limestone caves located outside Cave Junction will begin April 26. The National Park Service said in a statement that the delay will reduce operating costs during the slow sprinRead More »

Study: National Parks Bring Over $38 million to Southern Oregon Economy

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th February NewsCrater LakeOregon Cavestourism
According to a just-released study, Crater Lake National Park and the Oregon Caves brought in over $38 million dollars in 2011. According to the study conducted by Michigan State University, almost two-thirds of the money was spent on food and lodging.Read More »


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