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.


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Connect with Crater Lake

Find out what's happening in your park. Get updates on Twitter, share stories on Facebook, or view photos on Flickr.

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Cyclist enjoying a ride at Crater Lake.

Hiking and Biking Days on East Rim Drive

Crater Lake National Park is pleased to host two hiking and biking days on East Rim Drive, September 19 and 26, 2015.

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Visitors on board a boat tour of Crater Lake.

Boat Tour Reservations

Find out more about the types of boat tours that are offered and how to get a seat on one.

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What's Open Today?

What's Open Today?

Visiting Crater Lake this week? Click below to find out what's open right now.

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Mountain Weather Changes Fast

Weather at the park can be completely different from nearby towns like Medford and Klamath Falls. For a park-specific weather forecast click below.

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