Temporary Road Closure
Due to current Winter Storm Conditions, the North Entrance and West Rim Drive are temporarily closed. When conditions improve, the roads will be cleared and opened. Please check back for more information or call (541)594-3000.
Annular Solar Eclipse at Crater Lake
Contact: Marsha McCabe, 541-594-3091
Crater Lake National Park will be hosting an astronomy event celebrating the Annular Solar Eclipse on Sunday, May 20th , 2012 . Crater Lake lies just north of the "Ring of Fire" line, where the moon will pass directly in front of the sun, creating a partial annular eclipse. Weather permitting, visitors will see a not-quite-complete ring of sunlight around the fringes of the dark new moon. Ranger Emily Prud'homme stated, "It will be an evening of two sunsets, with the sun emerging from behind the moon in time to turn our spring snow banks a pretty shade of pink before it retreats from view at the end of the day."
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!