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 »
Operating Hours & Seasons
The park is always open, but some of the roads and facilities are closed during the winter. For more information on facilities, read further. Information on the weather, trails and roads can be found on our "Current Conditions" page.
Steel Visitor Center - Open 9 am to 5 pm daily from late April to early November. Open 10 am to 4 pm daily (except December 25) from early November to early April.
Inside the visitor center building, a US Post Office is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 am to noon and 1 pm to 3 pm in the summer and 10 am to 2 pm in winter.
Rim Visitor Center - Open late May through late September, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily. Closed October to May.
Rim Village Cafe and Gifts - Open Year Round. Operating Hours for 2014 are:
Annie Creek Restaurant (at Mazama Village) - 2014 Operating Season: May 23 - October 6, 2014
Mazama Village Camper Store - 2014 Operation Season: May 23 - October 6, 2014
Gasoline is available at the Camper Store May 23 to October 13, 2014. No gasoline is available in the park from mid-October to late May. Nearest gasoline stations to the south entrance station of the park in the winter are in Chiloquin, Oregon 30 miles to the south of the park, Prospect, Oregon 29 miles to the southwest of the park and at the Diamond Lake Resort 43 miles northwest of the park. Visitors are advised to travel to the park with a full tank of fuel during winter months.
Open daily, May 16 - June 12, 2014:
Open daily, June 13 - September 30, 2014:
Open daily, October 1 - 13, 2014:Closes after breakfast on October 13, 2014 at 10:30 am. Closed for winter mid-October - mid-May.
LodgingCrater Lake Lodge has 71 rooms and is normally open mid May through mid October (2014 Operating Season is May 16 - October 12, 2013). Advance reservations are strongly recommended and can be made on-line or by calling (888) 774-2728
Mazama Cabins has 40 units and is located in the Mazama Village complex. It is open late May through early October (2014 Operating Season is May 23 - October 5, 2014). Reservations are recommended. (888) 774-2728
For out-of-park lodging options, please see the appropriate season's lodging brochure.
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Mazama Campground has 200 sites and is open late May through early October (2014 Operating Season is May 30 - October 5, 2014). Running water, flush toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings are provided. Reservations can be made calling 1-888-774-2728 or on-line. Please Note: Weather can impact the opening and closing dates of the campground.
Lost Creek Campground will be OPEN for the 2014 season. Access to the Campground will determine
Books and GiftsSteel Information Center - Open late April through early November, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, daily.
Rim Village Visitor Center - Open 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM late May through late September. Closed October to May.
Annie Creek Gift Shop (at Mazama Village) - Open summer only. Open daily, May 23rd to October 5th, 2014.
Gasoline (unleaded fuel only) is available at the Mazama Village Camper Store from late May to mid-October (2014 Operating Season is May 23 to October 13, 2014).
No gasoline is available in the park from mid-October to late May. Nearest gasoline stations to the south entrance station of the park in the winter are in Chiloquin, Oregon 30 miles to the south of the park, Prospect, Oregon 29 miles to the southwest of the park and at the Diamond Lake Resort 43 miles northwest of the park.
Visitors are advised to travel to the park with a full tank of fuel during winter months.
Did You Know?
William Gladstone Steel worked for 17 years to convince Congress that a national park should be created to protect Crater Lake. He finally succeeded and the park was authorized on May 22, 1902.