Park Planning

The National Park Service Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website contains a variety of planning and environmental documents that help guide management of park resources. The website contains all currently active projects for Crater Lake National Park and the whole National Park Service. To see Crater Lake National Park projects, click here.


General Management Plans (GMPs) and Foundation Documents provide the park with direction for resource preservation and visitor use as well as a basic foundation for decision making for 15 to 20 years. Crater Lake most recently completed a GMP in 2005 and a Foundation Document in 2015.

Read the 2005 General Management Plan. (47 MB pdf)
Read the 2015 Foundation Document. (4.2 MB pdf)


Crater Lake Announces Public Scoping for Trail Management Plan

Crater Lake National Park invites your participation in public scoping for the forthcoming Crater Lake National Park Trail Management Plan (TMP). The scoping will focus on objectives of a TMP that evaluates recreational trends, identifies appropriate opportunities, and develops a comprehensive trail network that facilitates diverse experiences to enhance visitor understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of park values while preserving those values unimpaired.

Read the Trail Management Plan Public Scoping Newsletter (1MB pdf) to learn more.

Last updated: January 19, 2017

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Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604


(541) 594-3000

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