January 29, 2016
2015 Visitation to Crater Lake National Park Highest in 25 Years
Crater Lake National Park welcomed 664,000 visitors in 2015, a 13.5 percent increase from 585,000 visitors in 2014. This is the highest park visitation in 25 years.
December 23, 2015
Crater Lake National Park Open During Winter Storms
Crater Lake National Park remains open during winter storms that have brought more than 130 inches of snow to park headquarters since December 9. The Steel Visitor Center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except on December 25, and Highway 62 South is plowed and passable, although chains or traction tires are required for travel on park roads, and visitors should be prepared for winter driving conditions.
December 17, 2015
West Panhandle Forest Restoration Project Public Scoping
Crater Lake National Park is seeking public input on the scope of an environmental assessment (EA) to be prepared for the West Panhandle Forest Restoration Project in conformance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
November 25, 2015
Ranger-Guided Snowshoe Walks to Begin This Weekend at Crater Lake
Crater Lake National Park is pleased to announce that our popular ranger-led snowshoe walks are about to begin for the 2015-2016 winter season. The walks will start this Saturday, November 28, and will be offered every Saturday and Sunday (and some holidays) through May 1, 2016.
October 28, 2015
Winter Road Closures at Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park’s North Entrance Road and East and West Rim drives will close for the season on Sunday, November 1, at 5 p.m. All visitors to Crater Lake National Park must use Highway 62 to access the park from the south or west during these closures. The North Entrance Road and Rim drives, with elevations from 5,850 to 7,960 feet above sea level, receive an average of more than 40 feet of snow each year and are not plowed from fall to late spring because of deep drifts, avalanche risk, and other dangerous conditions.
September 01, 2015
Crater Lake National Park Welcomes Fourth Grade Students Through Every Kid in a Park Initiative
Crater Lake National Park invites all fourth grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program.
August 31, 2015
Pacific Crest Trail Reopens in Crater Lake National Park
The entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail within Crater Lake National Park is now open.
August 28, 2015
North Entrance of Crater Lake National Park to Reopen
Crater Lake, OR - The north entrance to Crater Lake National Park will reopen on Friday, August 28, 2015. Burn out operations related to the Crescent Fire were successful and have established a strong fire line to the north and east along Highway 138 and the park’s North Entrance Road.
August 16, 2015
North Entrance of Crater Lake to Close Temporarily for Fire Operations
The north entrance to Crater Lake National Park will close temporarily beginning at 10 PM on Sunday, August 16, 2015, to allow for fire line preparation and burn out operations related to the Crescent Fire. The precautionary closure is being put into effect to facilitate fire operations and provide for the safety of firefighters and park visitors.