Road Construction Update
A section of the East Rim Drive will be closed to traffic (vehicles, bicycles & pedestrians) for a rockfall mitigation project. Aug. 13th- mid Sept., Mon-Fri, 7 AM- 5 PM, Between Sun Notch and Phantom Ship Overlook. (Sun Notch Trail, Pinnacles Road Open.) More »
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in Effect
To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, restrictions on campfires, smoking, and fireworks are in effect. More »
Nature and Science
Mount Mazama - from a gigantic 400,000 year old mountain to a hollow shell in 48 hours! Learn about the geology of Crater Lake National Park here.
The lucky 100 ... in the past seven-thousand years only about one-hundred scientists have ventured onto Crater Lake to study the lake's beautiful color, strange chemistry, and wild physics. Learn about the science and research of Crater Lake here.
Out with the bad fish, in with the good... the Bull Trout Management Program in Sun Creek.
Where scientists, educators, and artists mingle ... the Crater Lake Science & Learning Center.
Did You Know?
Crater Lake was formed when a massive eruption of Mount Mazama 7700 years ago caused the mountain to collapse, leaving a steaming caldera. Centuries of rain and snow filled the caldera creating Crater Lake.