• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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 North Entrance, West Rim Drive, East Rim Drive, and Pinnacles Road will close for the season on November 1 (or after the first big snowstorm, whichever comes first). Highway 62 and the road to Rim Village are open year-round.

 

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 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.

 

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-Noon & 1pm-3pm, except Sundays & holidays)
Rim Cafe & Gift Shop
(10am-6pm)
Crater Lake Lodge
Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Mazama Store (8am-7pm)
Mazama Gas Station (8am-7pm)
Annie Creek Restaurant (8am-8pm)
Annie Creek Gift Shop (9am-8pm)
Mazama Cabins
Mazama Campground
Lost Creek Campground
Sinnott Overlook & Exhibit Room (10am-4pm)

These facilities are now CLOSED for the season:
Rim Visitor Center

 

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?

Visitors viewing Crater Lake from the Sinnott Memorial.

An average of 482,000 people visit Crater Lake National Park each year. Open year-round, less than 100,000 people visit the park during the non-summer months.