• Crater Lake in winter.

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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March 21, 2014
Trail Management Plan Public Scoping
Crater Lake National Park invites your participation in public scoping for the forthcoming Crater Lake National Park Trail Management Plan (TMP). The scoping will focus on objectives of a TMP that evaluates recreational trends, identifies appropriate opportunities and develops a comprehensive trail network that facilitates alternative experiences to enhance visitor understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of park values while preserving those values unimpaired.

December 12, 2013
Ranger-Guided Snowshoe Walks Begin at Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park is pleased to announce that our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are about to begin for the 2013-2014 winter season. The walks will start this weekend and will be offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. through April 27, 2013. Walks will also be offered daily from Thursday, December 26 through Wednesday, January 1.

August 20, 2013
Crater Lake National Park Announces Inaugural Vehicle-Free Weekend
Crater Lake National Park Superintendent Craig Ackerman announced today the inaugural Vehicle-Free Weekend at Crater Lake to be held this year September 21-22. The park plans to preserve every third weekend in September as an annual opportunity to highlight non-motorized use of the park.

Did You Know?

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!