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
Tours are now available to reserve from the Oregon State Parks website. Click the “shop” tab at the top right to go to the Park Store, then click the “tours/events” tab. Scroll through the events to find the Fort Rock Cave Tour event, and click it to see available dates and times and to make your reservations. Tours are $8.00 per person, each tour has a maximum enrollment of 10 visitors.
Tours are from 9:00 am-11:00 am and 11:30 am-1:30 pm on each of the following dates:
June 9, June 17, July 6, July 14, July 22, August 3, August 11.
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.
Contact: Call LaPine State Park at 541-536-2428 for more information.