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    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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November 20, 2014
Park Proposes Entrance Fee Increases
Crater Lake National Park is considering increases in entrance fees based on new standards being implemented for national parks across the country. Under the proposal Crater Lake would be placed into a tier that includes most major national parks.

September 19, 2014
Founders Day Fire Update
The Founders Day Fire, which was discovered on August 25th, has benefited from continuous planning and analysis from fire management and ecology staff from throughout the southern Oregon and Northern California region.

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 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.

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