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 »
Lost Creek Campground CLOSED Nights of 9/19 and 9/26
Lost Creek Campground will be CLOSED from 3:00 PM Friday, 9/19 until 5:00 PM Saturday, 9/20 because of the temporary road closure to vehicles on East Rim Drive. It will also be CLOSED from 3:00 PM Friday, 9/26 until 5:00 PM Saturday, 9/27.
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 »
Learn about scientific research and environmental monitoring at Crater Lake National Park. Active environmental monitoring activities include:
Science and Learning Center
The Crater Lake Science and Learning Center provides the intersection between educators, scientists, and artists. The Center is housed in the former Superintendents House with a separate residential facility in the former Naturalists residence.
Bull Trout Conservation and Recovery
Environmental Monitoring of Crater Lake
Impacts of introduced, non-native crayfish on the Crater Lake ecosystem.
Mazama Newt monitoring in Crater Lake
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.