Spelunking, Caving, & Cave Tours in Bend, Sunriver & surrounding Central Oregon areas Outdoor Recreation - Summer Recreation - Winter Recreation
Serving Bend, Black Butte Ranch, Culver, Crooked River Ranch, LaPine, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, Tumalo & Warm Springs
Caving is the exploration of natural caverns in the earth. Spelunking is the touristic visitation of wild caves. The term Spelunking has been used in the United States for many years. It is the term for visiting wild caves without any scientific interest, just for sports or tourism. The main difference between caving and spelunking are the intentions. Caving means to explore, survey and document the caves. The main purpose is the accumulation of knowledge of the Cave. Spelunking is the visit of caves without any kind of justification, its the touristic visit of caves.
Discover Bend and Sunriver from a new perspective - underground. Check out the Lava Lands Visitor Center to unearth how Central Oregon's climate, culture, ecology, and geology are all intertwined with one another. Enjoy hands on activities that are sure to delight the interests of young and old cave seekers. Explore the latest information on Paleo-Indian technology and volcanic activity in the Cascade Mountain range. For those who would like a guided tour can venture out with Wanderlust Tours in Bend and Sunriver. Wanderlust Tours is the only guided tour company permitted in the lava caves. Spelunk, Cave, and enjoy your Central Oregon vacation!
Lava Lands Visitor Center 58201 South Highway 97 Bend, Oregon 97707 541-593-2421 Spelunking, Caving, & Cave Information Center