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 »
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 2014 Crater Lake Reflections Visitor Guide (2.9 MB)
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.