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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 »


Ski patrol at Crater Lake.

Ski Patrol at Crater Lake.

NPS Staff

Crater Lake Volunteer Ski Patrol

The Crater Lake Ski Patrol collaborates with the park staff to provide information to visitors, maintain winter trails, and assist ranger personnel with Emergency and Search and Rescue incidents.

Ski Patrol Duties:

Our Volunteer Ski Patrollers serve the 182,700 acres of Crater Lake National Park.

The patroller is expected to project a friendly and professional image while preforming a variety of functions such as:
· Providing visitor contact and information
· Maintaining informational, regulatory and warning signs as well as marking ski trails
· Preventative Search & Rescue (PSAR)
· Assisting park personnel in emergency, search and rescue, and medical incidents
· Maintaining Ski Patrol, medical, and SAR equipment

Volunteer Commitment:

· All Patrollers are required to attend two separate weekend trainings at Crater Lake
· All Patrollers must work at least 6 days/year
· All Patrollers will be required to have at least a current First Aid card and CPR/AED certificate.

Interested in joining us?

Visit http://craterlakeskipatrol.weebly.com/ for more information.
Download an application here:

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The depth of Crater Lake was first measured in 1886 with a simple sounding machine that consisted of a crank and a spool of piano wire. Those first measurements showed the lake to be 1,996 feet deep - not far off from the depth of 1,943 feet that was measured with high tech equipment in 2000!