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    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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  • 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 »

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?

Seven different trees live on Phantom Ship, an island in Crater Lake. There are also colonies of violet green swallows, and several varieties of wildflowers and lichens living there.