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    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 »

Crater Lake License Plates


Crater Lake license plate example

You can show your support for Oregon's only national park on you car's license plates. Either at renewal or before, you can choose Crater Lake plates to help preserve this special place for years to come. A $20 one-time surcharge puts a beautiful image of Crater Lake front and center on your automobile. For more information on obtaining your Crater Lake plate, click here.

Proceeds from the plates go directly to supporting the Crater Lake Science and Learning Center as well as other park projects. The Crater Lake Science and Learning Center supports scientists, teachers, artists and students. It provides researchers the opportunity to study, a testing ground for testing ground, curriculum-based field trips for school classes and opportunities for artists to be inspired. For more information on the Science and Learning Center, click here.

Crater Lake Science and Learning Center
The Crater Lake Science and Learning Center

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

William Gladstone Steel worked for 17 years to convince Congress that a national park should be created to protect Crater Lake. He finally succeeded and the park was authorized on May 22, 1902.