West Rim Drive and North Entrance Open
The North Entrance and West Rim Drive are open. Winter conditions still exist with slick patches and narrowed areas. Please drive slowly and use caution when navigating these roads. Call (541)594-3000 for more information.
The National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website contains a variety of planning and environmental documents that help guide management of park resources. The website contains all currently active projects for Crater Lake National Park and the whole National Park Service. For a link to the Crater Lake National Park page, click here. Below, you can find recent park projects.
Release of an Environmental Assessment for Rehabilitation Of and Rockfall Migitation Along the East and West Rim Drives
The National Park Service has released an environmental assessment that analyzes three alternatives, in addition to a no action alternative, for rehabilitation of and rockfall mitigation along the park's Rim Drive. Comments are being accepted through January 28, 2013.
Read the Scoping Notice.
Finding of No Significant Impact for the USGS Communication Tower
In accordance with the National Environmental Preservation Act (NEPA) and the National Park Service Director's Order 12, the compliance has been completed for the USGS Communication Tower in Crater Lake National Park.
Read the Environmental Assessment.
Read the Finding of No Significant Impact.
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!