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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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.