Temporary Road Closure
Due to current Winter Storm Conditions, the North Entrance and West Rim Drive are temporarily closed. When conditions improve, the roads will be cleared and opened. Please check back for more information or call (541)594-3000.
Celebrating Summer at Crater Lake
From July through September, Crater Lake National Park becomes a unique landscape. The Rim Road allows visitors to access a volcanic landscape that was exposed by a cataclysmic eruption 7,700 years ago. Each viewpoint highlights the creative and destructive power of the earth, the serenity and beauty of the waters filling Crater Lake, and the interweaving web of life found throughout the old growth forest. The summer visitor has many opportunities to enjoy the activities available throughout the park; hiking, bicycling, boat and trolley tours, picnicking, camping and ranger programs available throughout the park.
All roads are open in the park. The North Entrance Road is open from Hwy 138, south to the Rim Road which encircles Crater Lake, and continues south from the Rim Village 7 miles down Munson Valley road to Hwy 62 which exits the park on the south and west sides of the park.
Did You Know?
Crater Lake was formed when a massive eruption of Mount Mazama 7700 years ago caused the mountain to collapse, leaving a steaming caldera. Centuries of rain and snow filled the caldera creating Crater Lake.