Visiting Information

Still Cameras Only

(Still Cameras welcome. No motion video or audio recorders of any kind are allowed in the Vortex, due to copyright issues.)

Travel Information:

  • Souvenir, novelty, and cold drink shop open during season
  • Large Trailer, Bus, and RV turnaround at Vortex
  • Paved road all the way
  • Antiques on display

Days of Operation:

Open Every Day - Seven Days a Week

Hours of Operation:

We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer private reservations to the general public!

Unfortunately walk up tours and visits are not possible at this time.

To reserve a tour please visit our Eventbright page.

Visa and Mastercard accepted
No personal checks

Group Discount:

A discount is available for pre-arranged group tours of 15 or more paid admissions. Groups must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance if you wish to take advantage of the group discount. Click here to go to the Group Discount page for more details.

Pets and Animals:

Pets and animals are not allowed in the area or on tours. The only exception to this is a fully trained service animal accompanied by a disabled person. Animals still in training are not allowed. There is shaded parking for warm days and a nearby creek where pets and animals may get a drink with supervision. What many people do is have someone in their group wait outside with the pet. This allows the rest of your group to go through without needing to leave your pet in the car on a hot day. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this policy.

Hours of operation and prices subject to change without notice.


Contact Us

The Oregon Vortex
4303 Sardine Creek Left Fork Road
Gold Hill, Oregon 97525-9732
+1 (541) 855-1543
We hope to see you soon!