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    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 »

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.

Visitor Centers - Food - Lodging - Camping - Books and Gifts - Fuel

 

Visitor Centers

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.

 

Food

Rim Village Cafe and Gifts - Open Year Round. Operating Hours for 2014 are:
  • 10:00 am - 4:30 pm from January 1 - March 9, 2014;
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm March 10 - May 21, 2014;
  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm May 22 - June 12, 2014;
  • 09:00 am - 08:00 pm June 13 - September 1, 2014;
  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm September 2 - October 5, 2014.
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, December 25.
Annie Creek Restaurant (at Mazama Village) - 2014 Operating Season: May 23 - October 6, 2014
  • Open Daily, 08:00 am to 8:00 pm through June 19.
  • Open Daily, 07:00 am to 09:00 pm June 20- September 1.
  • Open Daily, 08:00 am to 08:00 pm September 2 - October 6. Closes at noon on October 6.
  • Closed for the winter early October to late May.
Mazama Village Camper Store - 2014 Operation Season: May 23 - October 6, 2014
  • Open Daily, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, May 23 - June 5, 2014
  • Open Daily, 07:00 am to 09:00 pm, June 6 - September 2, 2014
  • Open Daily, 08:00 am to 08:00 pm, September 3 - September 22, 2014
  • Open Daily, 10:00 am to 05:00 pm, September 23 - October 6, 2014.
  • Closed for winter early October to late May.

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.

Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room - 2014 Operating Season: May 16 - October 13, 2014

Open daily, May 16 - June 12, 2014:
  • Breakfast 7:00 am to 10:30 am
  • Lunch 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Open daily, June 13 - September 30, 2014:
  • Breakfast 7:00 am to 10:30 am
  • Lunch 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Open daily, October 1 - 13, 2014:
  • Breakfast 7:00 am to 10:30 am
  • Lunch 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Dinner 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Closes after breakfast on October 13, 2014 at 10:30 am. Closed for winter mid-October - mid-May.
 

Lodging

Crater 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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Camping

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
opening date, it usually opens in July. Lost Creek Campground is a 16 site, first come, first serve
campground run by the National Park Service. The campground is tents only with a $10 per night fee,
paid through self registration.



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Books and Gifts

Steel 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.
  • May 23 -9:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • June 20 -8:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • September 2 -9:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • October 5 -9:00 am to 6:00 pm; at 6 pm will close for the season. Will open in May 2015
Located adjacent to Annie Creek Restaurant with the same operating season and hours.

Mazama Village Camper Store
- Open summer only. See operating season and hours under "Food" above.

Rim Village Cafe and Gifts
- Open year round. See operating hours under "Food" above.

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Fuel

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?

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.