The park's visitor guide, Crater Lake Reflections, is is the best source of information for planning a visit. It is published twice a year. The summer/fall edition typically comes out in early June; the winter/spring edition typically arrives in early December. Click on the links below to download low-resolution PDFs of current and past editions. (The past summer/fall editions are still interesting to read for the articles on scientific research and park history on pages 6 & 7). If you'd like to receive a paper copy of Reflections through the mail, click on "Contact Us" at the bottom left of the page.
Summer/Fall 2013 Crater Lake Reflections Visitor Guide (3.0 MB)
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!