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Review of Lava River Cave

Lava River Cave
Ranked #10 of 109 things to do in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

very cold so dress. warm. So cool to go down with a flashlight and discover exciting things. I went to the very end to where i could no longer fit. One of the best experiences in bend. Right by the cave there is geocaching all around to you can kill two birds with one stone.

2  Thank andrea l
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

I'm not one who enjoys going into most caves, especially those that are damp, dark, and filled places where you have to slide along on your belly. Lava River Cave is not your typical cave! It offers an adventure for the youngest and the oldest. It is approximately a mile in length and is quite wide and tall in most places. Until you reach the end, there is no "belly crawling" needed. (When we reach the end, I always sit on the little rock ledges and wait for my husband and grandchildren to finish the trek.) Before you enter the cave, you pay a nominal fee (if you are a senior and have the annual National Park Pass you enter free), pick up a gas lantern to light your way, and hopefully you have remembered to bring a jacket since the cave is very chilly. It is an adventure and a perfect outing for children; our grandchildren continue to talk about how much fun it was to go caving with grandma and granddad!

7  Thank Joan F
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

You won't believe this place! Make sure you bring warm clothes (even in the summer it's about 40 degrees inside the tube) and a headlamp with extra batteries. You have to see it for yourself.

2  Thank aimeeclimbs
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

I had some difficulty finding information on this lava tube and when I finally did it said it closes for the season Nov 1. So we didn't get to check it out :(. The forest service directed us to another lava tube that is open year round and closer, Boyd Cave. It was a fun alternative

3  Thank Aquaweinie
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Along with the lava fields and cone this was a great experience. Not so streneous that most anyone can't enjoy. Its a little tough at the beginning with a climb down the steps and then maneuver the huge boulders until it for the most part smooths out. Mind blowing after watching lava flows on documentaries as you see the walls marked by the force. Crossing underneath Highway 97 a marker and info kiosk is located there. Wold recommend a visit.

1  Thank travelnduck
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