• Crater Lake in winter.

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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?

Seven different trees live on Phantom Ship, an island in Crater Lake. There are also colonies of violet green swallows, and several varieties of wildflowers and lichens living there.