• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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  • 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 »

Smoke at Crater Lake

Shows a split image of Crater Lake with and without smoky conditions.
Split frame images of the visibility of Crater Lake with and without smoky conditions.
NPS Staff
Occasionally, during the fire season (July, August, September) smoke may move over the park from fires hundreds of miles away in Oregon or California. The photograph above shows the impact smoke can have on the visibility of the lake. The links below provide the latest information on fires in the Crater Lake area. To view the current visibility of the lake visit the Sinnott Memorial webcam under the "Photos & Multimedia" link on the left side of this page.

Northwest Interagency Coordination Center: Morning Briefing

National Interagency Coordination Center: Daily Incident Management Situation Report

Northwest Interagency Coordination Center: Intelligence Page

InciWeb: Incident Information System

Oregon Department of Forestry - Wildfire Blog

South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership: Facebook Page

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

At 1,943 feet deep, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the ten deepest lakes in the world!