Temporary Road Closure
Due to current Winter Storm Conditions, the North Entrance and West Rim Drive are temporarily closed. When conditions improve, the roads will be cleared and opened. Please check back for more information or call (541)594-3000.
Steel Visitor Center
late April to early November 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
early November to late April 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Rim Visitor Center
Location: Rim Village
Exhibits: Exhibits on geology and lake research are located in the nearby Sinnott Memorial Overlook, open June through September.
Available Facilities: Crater Lake Lodge and Restroom Building are located nearby.
Did You Know?
Crater Lake was formed when a massive eruption of Mount Mazama 7700 years ago caused the mountain to collapse, leaving a steaming caldera. Centuries of rain and snow filled the caldera creating Crater Lake.