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 »
Crater Lake Weather Information
Crater Lake National Park has four weather stations. One station, located near the Steel Visitors Center is operated by park rangers and reports daily data to the National Weather Service. Three other stations, operated by park biologists for research purposes, reports hourly data to a publicly available website operated by the University of Utah - Department of Atmospheric Sciences.
Floating Lake Buoy
Click to go to the weather data collected from the weather station floating in the lake. This information is updated by 15 minutes past every hour.
Did You Know?
Seven different trees live on Phantom Ship, an island in Crater Lake. There are also colonies of violet green swallows, and several varieties of wildflowers and lichens living there.