• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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  • 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 »

Sun Creek Restoration Project

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Sun Creek historic channels as they existed on privately-held ranch land outside of Crater Lake National Park.

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The purpose of this project is to re-establish Bull Trout migration patterns to streams and lakes outside of Crater Lake National Park.

The goal of this project is to improve Sun Creek habitat on the privately-held ranch land and re-establish flows to the Wood River so that Bull Trout migration patterns can be fully restored.

The headwaters of Sun Creek are located within Crater Lake National Park, flow through Sun Pass State Forest (Oregon), onto privately-held ranch land, and then flows into the Wood River. The Wood River flows into the Klamath River via several lake systems.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The depth of Crater Lake was first measured in 1886 with a simple sounding machine that consisted of a crank and a spool of piano wire. Those first measurements showed the lake to be 1,996 feet deep - not far off from the depth of 1,943 feet that was measured with high tech equipment in 2000!