• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

Current Conditions

Current Status of Park Roads:

West Entrance (Highway 62)
South Entrance (Highway 62)
Highway 62 to Park Headquarters
Park Headquarters to Rim Village
North Entrance
CLOSED for the winter
West Rim Drive
CLOSED for the winter
East Rim Drive
CLOSED for the winter
Pinnacles Road
CLOSED for the winter

The North Entrance, West Rim Drive, East Rim Drive, and Pinnacles Road closed for the season on October 28. They will re-open in June or July of 2015. Highway 62 and the road to Park Headquarters are open year-round. The road from Park Headquarters to Rim Village is open most of the winter. It is sometimes closed temporarily following snow storms.


Lake Visibility
When skies are clear, excellent views of Crater Lake can be obtained at Rim Village. During storms, however, the lake is usually obscured by clouds. In January and February, the lake is visible about 60% of the time. To find out if Crater Lake is currently visible, click HERE to view a webcam at Rim Village.

Click HERE to visit the National Weather Service forecast page for Crater Lake. Click HERE to download today's "Weather Report," a PDF showing snow depth at Park Headquarters, yesterday's high and low temperatures, and graphs comparing current conditions to long-term averages.


These facilities are currently OPEN:

Visitor Center at Park Headquarters (10am-4pm)
Post Office (10am-2pm, except Sundays & holidays)
Rim Cafe & Gift Shop

These facilities are CLOSED for the winter:
Crater Lake Lodge
Sinnott Overlook & Exhibit Room
Rim Visitor Center
Annie Creek Restaurant
Annie Creek Gift Shop
Mazama Campground
Mazama Cabins
Mazama store
Mazama Gas Station
Lost Creek Campground


Trail Conditions
All winter trails (for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing) are currently open. Conditions vary greatly. Ask at the Visitor Center for trail recommendations. Use caution near cliff edges. Rental snowshoes are available at the Rim Village Gift Shop.

Backcountry camping requires a permit. Permits are free, but must be obtained in person from the Visitor Center at Park Headquarters between 10am and 4pm.

Pets on leash are allowed on the Pacific Crest Ski Trail. Otherwise, they must remain within 50 feet of plowed roads and parking lots. Pets are not allowed on other ski trails, or off-trail.


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