• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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  • Vehicle-Free Days on East Rim Drive

    The park will host two vehicle-free days on East Rim Drive, September 20 and 27, 2014. Although East Rim Drive will be closed for these events, all other roads through the park will remain open to vehicular traffic. More »

  • Lost Creek Campground CLOSED Nights of 9/19 and 9/26

    Lost Creek Campground will be CLOSED from 3:00 PM Friday, 9/19 until 5:00 PM Saturday, 9/20 because of the temporary road closure to vehicles on East Rim Drive. It will also be CLOSED from 3:00 PM Friday, 9/26 until 5:00 PM Saturday, 9/27.

  • 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 »

Current Conditions

Current Status of Park Roads:

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


*The East Rim Drive and Pinnacles Road will be closed to motor vehicles on two Saturdays, September 20 and September 27 (from 10pm on Friday to 5pm on Saturday), to provide bicyclists an opportunity to enjoy 30 miles of scenic roadway without vehicle noise and traffic.

 

Lake Visibility
When skies are clear, excellent views of Crater Lake can be obtained at Rim Village and along the Rim Drive. During storms, however, the lake is usually obscured by clouds. In September, the lake is visible about 90% of the time. In October, it's visible about 80% 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 to 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

All park facilities are currently OPEN:

Visitor Center at Park Headquarters (9am-5pm)
Post Office (9am-Noon & 1pm-3pm, except Sundays & holidays)
Rim Visitor Center (9:30am-5pm)
Rim Cafe & Gift Shop
(10am-6pm)
Crater Lake Lodge
Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Mazama Store (8am-8pm)
Mazama Gas Station (8am-8pm)
Annie Creek Restaurant (8am-8pm)
Annie Creek Gift Shop (9am-8pm)
Mazama Cabins
Mazama Campground
Lost Creek Campground
Sinnott Overlook & Exhibit Room (9:30am-5pm)

 

Trail Conditions
All park trails are open. Use caution near cliff edges.

Overnight backpacking 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 roads and up to 50 feet beyond the pavement. They are also allowed on the Lady of the Woods Trail, Godfrey Glen Trail, and Pacific Crest Trail (the official PCT, not the alternate route along the rim of Crater Lake).

 
 

Did You Know?

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!