Road Construction Update
A section of the East Rim Drive will be closed to traffic (vehicles, bicycles & pedestrians) for a rockfall mitigation project. Aug. 13th- mid Sept., Mon-Fri, 7 AM- 5 PM, Between Sun Notch and Phantom Ship Overlook. (Sun Notch Trail, Pinnacles Road Open.) More »
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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Crater Lake on Social Media
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Audio Available On-line
NPR's article "Documenting the Sound of Fallen Trees" originally broadcast September, 2011.
Oregon Field Guide, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Videos Available On-line
The Oregon Field Guide TV show (Oregon Public Broadcasting) has show segments available for viewing on-line.
The "Saving the Bull Trout of Sun Creek" segment was first broadcast in 2001.
The "Crater Lake Water Study" segment was first broadcast in 1998.
The "Crater Lake Mapping" segment was first broadcast in 2001.
The "Europa Project" segment was first broadcast in 2001.
The "Crater Lake's Dying Forest" segment was first broadcast in 2003.
The "Wolverine" segment was first broadcast in 2006.
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.