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    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 »

Streams of Crater Lake National Park

Streams of Crater Lake

Streams of Crater Lake National Park


  • Approximately 200 km of perennial streams and 115 km of intermittent streams drain outward from Mt Mazama
  • All “wadeable streams” (peak flow < 200cfs, active channel width ≤ 10m)
  • Most reaches contain high gradient, cold, headwater habitats
  • Amphibians were dominant aquatic vertebrate in most streams prior to introduction of non-native fish

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Crater Lake National Park gets an average of 533 inches of snow per year - that is more than 44 feet of snow!