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    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 »


The Center will continue to draw investigators to Crater Lake during Summer 2010 to conduct research. Our Science Coordinator will be contacting faculty at area universities to discuss potential areas of collaborative study and student projects.

We have already been successful in securing National Park Service project funding for a biogeographical study of pikas. We also built on the success of the 2008 “bio blitz” by conducting another bio intensive inventory of amphibians throughout the park the summer of 2010.

Finally, a grant awarded to the Oregon Institute of Technology from the State of Oregon is supporting the development of the Crater Lake Digital Research Collection.


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Clarks Nutcracker is frequently seen around the rim of Crater Lake. It feeds almost exclusively on the seeds of the Whitebark Pine. It gathers the seeds and hides some of them to eat later, helping the tree to disperse its seeds. Forgotten seeds may grow into new Whitebark Pines.