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.
Some of your more specific questions can be answered by our Crater Lake National Park Brochures.
Visiting the Park Handouts
Activity and General Information Brochures
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.
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
Did You Know?
The "Old Man" of Crater Lake is a mountain hemlock log that has been floating upright in the lake for more than 100 years! Wind currents enable the Old Man to travel to different locations around the lake.