• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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  • Road Construction Update

    A section of the East Rim Drive will be closed to traffic (vehicles, bicycles & pedestrians) for a rockfall mitigation project. Aug. 13th- mid Sept., Mon-Fri, 7 AM- 5 PM, Between Sun Notch and Phantom Ship Overlook. (Sun Notch Trail, Pinnacles Road Open.) More »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

Current Conditions

Current Status of Park Roads:

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

Expect road delays of 15 minutes this summer due to paving and construction.


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 July and August, the lake is visible about 95% 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 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.



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
Crater Lake Lodge
Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Mazama Store (7am-9pm)
Mazama Gas Station (7am-9pm)
Annie Creek Restaurant (7am-9pm)
Annie Creek Gift Shop (8am-9pm)
Mazama Cabins
Mazama Campground
Lost Creek Campground
Sinnott Overlook & Exhibit Room (9:30am-6:30pm)


Trail Conditions
All park trails are open.Trails may still have patches of snow; 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 "Old Man" of Crater Lake is a mountain hemlock log that has been floating upright in the lake for more than 100 years! Wind currents enable the Old Man to travel to different locations around the lake.