• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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  • 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 »

  • Vehicle-Free Days on East Rim Drive

    The park will host two vehicle-free days on East Rim Drive, September 20 and 27, 2014. Although East Rim Drive will be closed for these events, all other roads through the park will remain open to vehicular traffic. More »

How we find newts in Crater Lake

Biologists find newts by snorkeling along the shoreline, sometimes turning over rocks and logs, to find the newts hiding in the crevices.

 
Searching for newts in rocky areas of Crater Lake.
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Searching for newts in sandy areas of Crater Lake.
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Mazama Newt swimming in Crater Lake.
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The "Old Man" of Crater Lake is a mountain hemlock log that has been floating upright in the lake for more than 100 years! Wind currents enable the Old Man to travel to different locations around the lake.