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 »
Crater Lake Ski Patrol is Seeking Volunteers
Contact: Jan Lemons, (541)594-3056
Contact: Lucy Gasaway, (541)594-3052
Crater Lake, OR - The Crater Lake Ski Patrol is seeking skilled volunteers to collaborate with the park staff to provide information to visitors, maintain winter trails, and assist park rangers with emergency and search and rescue incidents.
The Crater Lake Ski Patrol is a vital part of winter operations at Crater Lake National Park.The Patrollers provide much needed assistance to park staff to help ensure that visitors have a safe and enjoyable visit.Patrollers help with a variety of winter tasks including providing visitor contact and information, maintaining informational, regulatory and warning signs as well as marking ski trails. They participate in Preventative Search & Rescue (PSAR), assist park personnel in emergency, search and rescue, and medical incidents, and maintain ski patrol, medical, and search and rescue equipment.
All Patrollers are required to attend two separate weekend trainings at Crater Lake, work at least 6 days/year, and have at least a current First Aid card and CPR/AED certificate.
To learn more or to apply for a position, please visit http://craterlakeskipatrol.weebly.com/.
Did You Know?
The "Old Man" of Crater Lake is a mountain hemlock log that has been floating upright in the lake for more than 100 years! Wind currents enable the Old Man to travel to different locations around the lake.