Current Conditions

Current Status of Park Roads:

West Entrance (Highway 62)
OPEN
South Entrance (Highway 62)
OPEN
Highway 62 to Park Headquarters
OPEN
Park Headquarters to Rim Village
OPEN
North Entrance
OPEN
West Rim Drive
OPEN
East Rim Drive
CLOSED until late June
Pinnacles Road
CLOSED until late June

 

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 May, the lake is visible about 80% of the time. In June, it's visible about 90% of the time. To find out if Crater Lake is currently visible, click HERE to view a webcam at Rim Village.

 
Weather
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.
 

Facilities

These facilities are currently OPEN:

Visitor Center at Park Headquarters (9am-5pm)
Post Office (9am-12pm & 1-3pm, except Sundays & holidays)
Rim Village Visitor Center (9:30am-5pm)
Rim Village Cafe & Gift Shop
(10am-6pm)
Annie Creek Restaurant (8am-8pm)
Annie Creek Gift Shop (7am-8pm)
Mazama Village Cabins
Mazama Campground
Mazama Camper Store (10am-5pm)
Mazama Gas Station (10am-5pm)
Crater Lake Lodge

These facilities are currently CLOSED:

Sinnott Overlook & Exhibit Room (opens mid-June)

Lost Creek Campground (opens late June)
 

Trail Conditions
Park hiking trails are still covered by snow, but there is much less snow this year than normal. Ask at the visitor center for trail recommendations and current snow conditions. Use caution near cliff edges.

The best place to walk right now with no snow is along the East Rim Drive. Parts of the East Rim Drive have been plowed on both the north and south sides of the lake. The road is closed to cars, but open to hikers, bicyclists, and pets on leash.

Backcountry camping requires a permit. Permits are free, but must be obtained in person from the Visitor Center at Park Headquarters between 9am and 5pm.

Pets on leash are allowed on the Pacific Crest Trail, Godfrey Glen Trail, and Lady of the Woods Loop. Otherwise, they must remain within 50 feet of roads and parking lots. Pets are not allowed on other trails, or off-trail.

 

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