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.
Visitor Center at Park Headquarters: OPEN (9am-5pm)
The best place to walk without snowshoes is along the East Rim Drive beyond North Junction. The road is closed to cars, but is snow-free for several miles. Hiking, bicycling, and pets on leash are allowed beyond the gate. For your safety, keep clear of snow removal equipment.
Did You Know?
The depth of Crater Lake was first measured in 1886 with a simple sounding machine that consisted of a crank and a spool of piano wire. Those first measurements showed the lake to be 1,996 feet deep - not far off from the depth of 1,943 feet that was measured with high tech equipment in 2000!