• Wizard Island

    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 »

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.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Seven different trees live on Phantom Ship, an island in Crater Lake. There are also colonies of violet green swallows, and several varieties of wildflowers and lichens living there.