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 »
Park Announces 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program
Contact: Marsha McCabe, (541)594-3091
Contact: Steel Information Center, (541)594-3100
CRATER LAKE, OR – The Crater Lake National Park Science & Learning Center announced today that it accepting applications for the 2014 Artist-in-Residence program at the park. Application forms and more information are available online at http://www.nps.gov/crla/slc.htm and are due by February 1, 2014.
Marsha McCabe, Chief of Interpretation & Cultural Resources for Crater Lake, noted that "this program celebrates all of the arts – music, dance, drama, photography, art, literature, cinematography, and more." McCabe emphasized that "both emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply, and one from each category will be selected to interpret the beauty of Crater Lake National Park through the creation of artistic pieces."
The program is held both in the winter and the fall and provides an opportunity for two eligible artists to spend up to two weeks at Crater Lake National Park to pursue their particular art form. The winter/spring program dates are April 7 - May 23, 2014 and the fall dates are September 8 – October 17, 2014. The program does not offer a stipend; however, artists are offered two weeks of free housing in a fully furnished seasonal residence just below the rim in the Park's historic Munson Valley. Artists are responsible for providing their own transportation, food, and bedding. Applicants are reminded that while flowers may be blooming in their home towns in April and May, Crater Lake will still be a winter wonderland celebrating 8 to 10 feet of snow at that time. Artists will be selected based on recommendations from a group of community arts leaders and park staff.
The Crater Lake Science & Learning Center is also planning a public art show to feature the work of the Artists-in-Residence. It is tentatively scheduled for July 12 -13, 2014 at Crater Lake National Park in the Rim Community Center.
The Crater Lake Science & Learning Center provides research and educational opportunities to promote the understanding, appreciation and stewardship of our nation's natural and cultural heritage. It is funded through an endowment from the Oregon Community Foundation made possible from the sale of the Oregon Crater Lake commemorative license plates.
Did You Know?
The Clarks Nutcracker is frequently seen around the rim of Crater Lake. It feeds almost exclusively on the seeds of the Whitebark Pine. It gathers the seeds and hides some of them to eat later, helping the tree to disperse its seeds. Forgotten seeds may grow into new Whitebark Pines.