• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

Plan Your Visit


Visiting Crater Lake National Park

For a brief time each year, Crater Lake National Park emerges from winter hibernation to bask in summertime glory. During this brief summertime window, one magnificent day typically follows another. For visitors, these few months provide the best opportunity for a comfortable visit. This page is available as a tool to plan your visit to this glorious place.

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Current Conditions Operating Hours and Seasons Lodging Visitor Centers
Weather Directions Campgrounds Ranger Programs
Webcams Fees and Reservations Where to Eat Nearby Attractions
Pets The Reflections Visitor Guide- Crater Lake's Newspaper

Some of your more specific questions can be answered by our Crater Lake National Park Brochures.

Visiting the Park Handouts

Accessibility Medical Services Lodging and Camping
Weather Backcountry Information (Summer: May to October Backcountry Information (Winter: October to May)
Information in French Information in German Information in Spanish

Activity and General Information Brochures

Avalanche Bypass Bicycling Boating Fishing Hiking Trails
Hunting (Prohibited in the Park) Mushroom Picking (Prohibited in the Park) The Pacific Crest Trail Ski and Snowshoe Rentals Ski and Snowshoe Trails
Snowmobiling Stock Use Waterfalls Birds Reptiles and Amphibians
Trees Climate Change at Crater Lake Facts and Figures Geology History
History of the Crater Lake Lodge Mammals The National Park Service The Waters of Crater Lake World's Deepest Lakes

Park Permits

We also have a page for visitors who are planning life changing events and would like to obtain permits holding those special events at Crater Lake National Park. Activities that require Special Use Permits include (but are not limited to): Filming/Photography, Wedding Ceremonies and the Scattering of Ashes. Also included on the page is information on Backcountry Permits, Commercial Use Authorizations, and Scientific Research and Collecting Permits.

Permits Page>>

If you can't find the information you need here on the website, we will be happy to answer your questions. Please get in touch with us through one of the ways listed below.

Mail: Crater Lake National Park

P.O. Box 7

Crater Lake, OR 97604

Phone: (541)594-3000

Fax: (541)594-3010


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