Saturday, May 12th – Lava River Cave

Join ExplOregon on Saturday, May 12th as we head to Bend, OR to explore the Lava River Cave! Lava River Cave offers self-guided exploration of a mile-long lava tube. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to tour the entire cave.Lava River Cave is estimated to have been formed around 80,000 years ago from an eruption that flowed as far north as Redmond, Oregon.

COST: $15


WHEN: Saturday, May 12th

TIME: 8:00 am – 9:00 PM

SCHEDULE: Meet infront of the REC Center by 8:00 am. The bus will depart around 8:30 AM and we will make our our way to Bend, OR. We will arrive at around 11:00 am and will have a few hours to explore the cave. After we are done we will make our way to Blondie’s Pizza for lunch and will depart from there back to campus. We will arrive back to campus by 9:00 PM or earlier depending on when we leave from Bend, OR.

What to bring: Be sure to dress warmly for the cave, as the temperature quickly drops to an average of 42 degrees. It’s a good idea to bring flashlights or headlamps as there are no lights inside the cave. Make sure to wear appropriate footwear. Bring money for food or for anything else you wish to buy.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at or at (541)-517-9538


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