Redmond Caves Recreation Site


In Central Oregon and need an outdoor fix? Just have an hour before you fly out from the airport? Come visit a small piece of public land that hosts a group of 5 caves formed by volcanic flows of molten lava from the Newberry Caldera. Enjoy the cool underground on a hot summer day and follow in the footsteps of Native Americans who used the caves over the last 6,000 years. Nestled inside Redmond’s city limits, and managed in partnership with the City of Redmond, the caves offer a great way to take learn about geology, wildlife and past human use.

Know Before You Go:

  • Open year round.
  • These caves are preserved in their natural state; therefore, inherent risks exist that require precautions: watch for rattlesnakes, take 3 sources of light, wear sturdy shoes, take someone with you and let someone know where you’re going!
  • There are no toilets or other amenities.
  • Firearm discharge, trapping and geocaching are not allowed.
  • Pets are NOT allowed in the caves.
  • Leave only footprints and take nothing but pictures!

Point of Interest:

A single lava tube collapsed, creating 5 caves and giving you an easy place to explore. It’s time to get up close and personal with Central Oregon’s unique geology!

Redmond Caves Brochure

Explore Oregon Recreation: Redmond Caves


Redmond Caves
Redmond Caves

Accessibility Description (ABA/ADA)

Redmond Caves has no accessible facilities.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


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Prineville District Office
3050 N.E. 3rd St.

Geographic Coordinates

44.247534, -121.177689


The Caves are located 0.8 miles south the Redmond Airport on SW Airport Way in Redmond, OR (between the airport and the Deschutes County Fairgrounds).
From Bend - Take State Highway 97 north to Redmond to Exit 24 at SW Airport Way. Head east toward the Redmond Airport and travel about 1 mile to the parking lot on the north side of Airport Way.


No Fees.