• Wizard Island

    Crater Lake

    National Park Oregon

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  • 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 »

  • Lost Creek Campground CLOSED Nights of 9/19 and 9/26

    Lost Creek Campground will be CLOSED from 3:00 PM Friday, 9/19 until 5:00 PM Saturday, 9/20 because of the temporary road closure to vehicles on East Rim Drive. It will also be CLOSED from 3:00 PM Friday, 9/26 until 5:00 PM Saturday, 9/27.

  • 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 »


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?

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.