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 Announces Annual Art Show
Contact: Marsha McCabe, (541)594-3091
Art on the Rim, the 4th annual art show to be held at Crater Lake National Park, is scheduled for July 13th and 14th at the Rim Village Community House from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days. The artwork featured was created by the park's recent Artists-in-Residence. The park Artist-in-Residence program, which draws from artists across the country, was launched four years ago. The work of Kim Faucher, Paula Fong, Fernando Lopez, John Sollinger, Chad Vickery, Gail Weisfield, and David Lorenz Winston will be on display.
The park's Artist-in-Residence program is unique among most residencies around the country in that it encourages both emerging and established artists.
"We've designed a model that will allow artists from many different mediums to be inspired by the splendor of the park and share their work with the public," said Linda Hilligoss, Education Coordinator of the Science & Learning Center and organizer of the program. "From watercolor paintings to musical composition, biological illustration, writing, and photography, artists have demonstrated creative approaches to appreciating the national park and its natural and cultural history."
The Crater Lake National Park Artist-in-Residence program exists thanks to strong collaboration and financial support from park partners such as the Friends of Crater Lake and the Crater Lake Natural History Association. More information about the Artist-in-Residence program can be found on the Science & Learning Center website: http://www.nps.gov/crla/slc.htm. Applications for the 2014 residency will be due on February 1, 2014. Artists will have the opportunity to be in the park for a two week period in the Spring from April 1 - May 15 and in the fall from September 1 through October 15, 2014.
The Crater Lake Science & Learning Center provides research and educational opportunities to promote the understanding, appreciation and stewardship of our nation's natural and cultural heritage. It is funded through an endowment from the Oregon Community Foundation made possible from the sale of the Oregon Crater Lake commemorative license plates.
Did You Know?
An average of 482,000 people visit Crater Lake National Park each year. Open year-round, less than 100,000 people visit the park during the non-summer months.