Current Conditions

Current Status of Park Roads:

West Entrance (Highway 62)
South Entrance (Highway 62)
Highway 62 to Rim Village
North Entrance
West Rim Drive
East Rim Drive
Pinnacles Road


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 October, the lake is visible about 80% 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 (9am-5pm)
Post Office (9am-12pm & 1-3pm, except Sundays & holidays)
Sinnott Overlook & Exhibit Room (9:30am-5pm)
Rim Village Cafe & Gift Shop
Crater Lake Lodge
Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room (7am-10:30am, 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-9pm)
Lost Creek Campground
Mazama Gas Station (10am-5pm)

These facilities are CLOSED for the season:

Mazama Campground
Mazama Cabins
Mazama Store
Annie Creek Restaurant & Gift Shop
Rim Village Visitor Center

Trail Conditions
The following trails are closed because of fire operations: Bald Crater Loop and Boundary Springs Trail. All other trails are open.

Backcountry camping requires a permit. Permits are free, but must be obtained in person from 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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