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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 »

Support Your Park

NHA bookstore in Steel Visitor Center

The NHA bookstore inside Steel Visitor Center.

NPS

Crater Lake Natural History Association
The Crater Lake Natural History Association, established in 1942, is an officially recognized National Park Service non-profit cooperating association dedicated to advancing educational and scientific activities at Crater Lake National Park and Oregon Caves National Monument. They operate the bookstores at Steel and Rim Visitor Centers.

 

The Crater Lake Ski Patrol
Established in 1983, the Crater Lake Ski Patrol is an integral part of winter operations at the park. Highly trained patrol members provide information and assistance to park visitors, and participate in park search and rescue operations. Patrol members coordinate closely with park staff on a variety of tasks. In turn, Crater Lake National Park develops and maintains a skilled and capable cadre of volunteer patrol members to assist visitors through out the winter. Click here to go to the ski patrol volunteer recruitment page.

 

Friends of Crater Lake National Park
Founded in 1993, Friends of Crater Lake National Park is a non-profit organization cooperating with the National Park Service in the stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Crater Lake National Park. Cooperation may be provided through supporting appropriate visitor opportunities to observe, experience and understand the character of the area; working with park staff in completing special projects; and taking the lead in fund raising for special projects.

 

Crater Lake National Park Trust
The Crater Lake National Park Trust is a charitable non-profit organization that works to help protect, promote, and enhance Crater Lake National Park, its unique water purity, and its value for human inspiration and knowledge. Their fund raising efforts have provided much needed support for the park's Classroom at Crater Lake school programs.

 
Sample Crater Lake License Plate

Sample Crater Lake License Plate

Oregon DMV

Crater Lake Centennial License Plates
The Crater Lake Centennial License Plate is available for Oregon residents from Oregon DMV. Money from license plate sales goes helps fund an endowment created to support the park's new Science and Learning Center. For more information, click here.

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.