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    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

Celebrating Summer at Crater Lake

View of Phantom Ship from Phantom Ship Overlook

View of Phantom Ship from Phantom Ship Overlook

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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.

All of the roads within Crater Lake National Park are open.
All of the roads within Crater Lake National Park are open.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

At 1,943 feet deep, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and one of the ten deepest lakes in the world!