Like No Place Else On Earth
Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.
Connect with Crater Lake
How do you connect with Crater Lake? Get updates on Twitter, share stories on Facebook or view photos on Flickr.Read More
What's Open Right Now?
From October through June, many of the park's roads, trails, and facilities are closed due to snow. Click below to find out what's open today.Read More
Planning a Summer Visit?
If you'll be visiting in July, August, September, or October, the best way to plan your stay is to download the park's visitor guide.Read More
Did You Know?
Wizard Island is a cinder cone that erupted after Crater Lake began to fill with water. It is one of two islands in Crater Lake. Do you know the name of the other island?