Get Travel Southern Oregon highlights delivered to your inbox

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

There is a lot to do in Southern Oregon! Be the first to hear about local events, seasonal highlights and a get local’s perspective on the region.

Close

Cave Junction

Travel to Cave Junction

Traveling to Cave Junction, Oregon, is a journey through some of the most scenic parts of the Pacific Northwest. From Portland, you can expect a drive of approximately 4 to 5 hours, taking you south through Oregon’s diverse landscapes. If you’re starting from Sacramento, California, prepare for a drive of about 5 hours, heading north and experiencing the changing vistas as you cross into Oregon. If you choose a coastal route from San Francisco the journey becomes a scenic adventure along the Pacific Coast. Averaging around 8 to 9 hours of driving time , the route winds through famous coastal areas like the Redwood National and State Parks, where you can marvel at some of the tallest trees in the world. As you continue into Oregon, you’ll experience the rugged and beautiful Oregon coastline before heading inland to Cave Junction. Each of these routes offers its own unique experience, making the journey to Cave Junction an integral part of the adventure.

Oregon Caves National Monument in Cave Junction

Discover the awe-inspiring Oregon Caves National Monument in Cave Junction, a must-visit for nature and geology enthusiasts. This national treasure offers guided tours through spectacular marble caves, revealing magnificent geological formations and underground wonders. Perfect for those interested in spelunking or exploring underground marvels, the Oregon Caves highlight Oregon’s natural attractions. Visitors can delve into the depths of the Earth, experiencing a unique and educational adventure highlighting the Pacific Northwest’s geological diversity.

Illinois River Valley’s Natural Beauty

Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Illinois River Valley near Cave Junction, Oregon. This picturesque area is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering pristine landscapes ideal for fishing, rafting, and swimming. The serene Illinois River winds through lush forests and rugged terrain, creating a peaceful and rejuvenating environment. Whether you’re an avid angler, a water sports enthusiast, or simply seeking a tranquil escape in nature, the Illinois River Valley’s breathtaking scenery provides the perfect backdrop for various outdoor activities.

Botanical Wayside and Nature Trails

Immerse yourself in the diverse flora and fauna along Cave Junction, Oregon’s Botanical Wayside and Nature Trails. These trails are a haven for botany lovers and hikers, offering a chance to explore the region’s unique plant life and ecosystems. The trails provide an educational and leisurely experience, allowing visitors to connect with nature and learn about the local ecology. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a casual walker, the botanical wayside and nature trails in Cave Junction offer a peaceful and informative outdoor adventure.

 

Things To Do

''
Illinois Valley

Carlos Restaurante

Carlos Restaurante is a Full Service family style restaurant with the best food and service in Southern Oregon. There’s a […]

120 N Redwood Hwy
Cave Junction, OR. 97523
541.592.4553
Learn More
WEBSITE
''
Illinois Valley

Augustino Estate & Vineyard

The unique 1,500-square-foot “Treeloon” tasting room—a combination tree house/tasting room perched in the tree tops, offers guests a magical location […]

400 Brown Road
O'Brien, OR. 97534
541-596-2818
Learn More
WEBSITE
''
Illinois Valley

Taylor Sausage

At Taylor’s Sausage, we’ve mastered the art of crafting sausages using locally sourced ingredients and traditional techniques. Our legacy, spanning […]

202 So. Redwood Hwy.
Cave Junction, OR. 97523
541.592.5358
Learn More
WEBSITE
Lake Selmac RV & Camping Resort

Tucked away just 2 miles off Highway 99 in Selma, is beautiful Lake Selmac Resort. If you like to fish, […]

2700 Lakeshore Drive
Selma, OR. 97538
541-597-2277
Learn More
WEBSITE
''
27550 Redwood Hwy.
Cave Junction, OR. 97523
541-592-3702
Learn More
''
Illinois Valley

Kerbyville Inn

The Inn features 5 suites, two with spa tubs. All units have private bathrooms and private entrances. Each suite also […]

24304 Redwood Hwy.
Cave Junction, OR. 97523
541-592-4689
Learn More
WEBSITE
''
Illinois Valley

Gabe Lambert Guide Service

PO Box 532
Cave Junction, OR. 97523-1262
(541) 821-4300
Learn More
WEBSITE
''
Illinois Valley

Babyfoot Lake Trail

This trail provides an opportunity to see the diversity of wildflowers that grow in the unique landscape of the Illinois […]

Cave Junction, OR.
541-592-4000
Learn More
WEBSITE
Illinois Valley

Chinquapin Group Campground

Overview The Chinquapin Group Campground is located at the former site of the Camp Oregon Caves Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) […]

Cave Junction, OR.
541-592-4000
Learn More
WEBSITEWEBSITE