Visitor Centers

Steel Visitor Center in winter

Steel Visitor Center in winter


Steel Visitor Center

Open daily, Late April to early November 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and early November to late April 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed December 25

Public Information Number -(541)594-3000
Location - On the south side of the park, 4 miles north of Highway 62 and 3 miles south of Rim Village on Munson Valley road.

A 22-minute film, Crater Lake: Into the Deep, is shown on the hour and half hour. Last viewing is at 4:30 pm.

The Post Office at Steel Visitor Center is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1 pm to 3 pm Monday thru Saturday, except holidays.

Rim VC

Rim Village Visitor Center


Rim Visitor Center

Open daily Late-May through September, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Location -Rim Village, on the south side of the lake, 7 miles north of Highway 62. 300 yds west of the Crater Lake Lodge.

Sinnott Memorial Overlook -behind the Rim Visitor Center and down a paved path below the rim of the caldera.
Open daily mid-June through mid-October; weather permitting.

  • Houses a large viewpoint overlooking the lake.
  • Behind the viewpoint is a museum containing multi-media exhibits highlighting the geology and lake research in the park.
  • Hosts daily ranger programs when the Rim Visitor Center is open. See posted schedules for topics and times.

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