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    Crater Lake

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  • 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 »

  • Lost Creek Campground CLOSED Nights of 9/19 and 9/26

    Lost Creek Campground will be CLOSED from 3:00 PM Friday, 9/19 until 5:00 PM Saturday, 9/20 because of the temporary road closure to vehicles on East Rim Drive. It will also be CLOSED from 3:00 PM Friday, 9/26 until 5:00 PM Saturday, 9/27.

  • 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 »

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September 10, 2014
Two Active Fires at Crater Lake National Park
Two fires are currently burning in the park - the Caldera Fire and the Founders Day Fire. There are no road or trail closures associated with the fires burning within the park.Smoke from the Caldera and Founders Day Fires is minimal and is not impacting park operations.

August 08, 2014
Park Announces Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
Crater Lake National Park and the northwest geographic area have experienced extremely high levels of fire activity during July and early August.Prolonged drought conditions combined with abundant lightning has resulted in numerous large fires.These extreme conditions have resulted in an early onset of fire season and 4 to 6 additional weeks of high fire potential are anticipated for the remainder of the 2014 season.

August 05, 2014
Park Rangers Seek Information on Pacific Crest Trail Hiker
Crater Lake National Park Rangers are seeking information on an individual who was involved in a Search and Rescue incident within the park starting on August 1, 2014.They are also trying to ascertain the welfare of the individual following the incident.On August 1st rangers responded to an area along the west rim north of Discovery Point adjacent to the Rim Trail for an individual who was observed to have fallen from the caldera rim surrounding Crater Lake.The man was reported to have disappeared in the trees on the slope at that location.

June 18, 2014
Crater Lake National Park Announces Vehicle-Free Dates on East Rim Drive
Crater Lake National Park Superintendent Craig Ackerman announced today that sections of the park will be open for non-motorized traffic only June 21-22. For those who need a bit more time to plan, he also announced the Second Annual Vehicle-Free days at Crater Lake will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 27. The park plans to preserve every third and fourth Saturday in September as an annual opportunity to highlight non-motorized use of the park and will open for some time in June, depending on snow pack.

May 22, 2014
North Entrance to Open at Crater Lake National Park
The North Entrance Road in Crater Lake National Park will open for travel Friday afternoon, May 23, 2014 – just in time for the holiday weekend. Superintendent Craig Ackerman announced that visitors will now be able to drive to and from the park via this popular route and access spectacular views of the lake from West Rim Drive. This is a very early opening for Crater Lake's North Entrance. Warm temperatures and a low snow pack have resulted in a greatly accelerated spring opening this year.

May 07, 2014
Snowshoe Hiker Missing at Crater Lake
CRATER LAKE, OREGON – Rangers at Crater Lake National Park are searching for a missing snowshoe hiker last seen on Monday, April 28. The park received a report of a missing visitor on Wednesday morning April 30. The report indicated that the visitor had arrived at the park two days earlier, rented snowshoes from the park concessioner, and set off to hike and take photos.

Did You Know?

Visitors viewing Crater Lake from the Sinnott Memorial.

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.