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    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 »

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.

 
Crater Lake weather buoy

Weather buoy floating on Crater Lake.

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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.

 
lagoon weather station

Weather station located near park headquarters.

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Headquarters area

Click on the photo at left to go to the weather data collected from the weather station near employee housing and the park headquarters area. This information is updated by 15 minutes past every hour.

 
Rim weather tower

Weather station located on the rim of Crater Lake.

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Rim Village

Click on the photo to the right to go to the weather data collected from the weather station near Rim Village and the Lodge area. This information is updated by 30 minutes past every hour.

Did You Know?

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.