Crater Lake inspires awe. Native Americans witnessed it form 7,700 years ago, when a violent eruption triggered the collapse of a towering volcano. Scientists marvel at its purity: fed by rain and snow, it’s the deepest lake in the USA and perhaps the most pristine on earth. Artists, photographers, and sightseers stand in wonder at its blue water and stunning setting. Come visit, and be amazed!
Deep Water in a Sleeping Volcano
What's Open Today?
Winter has arrived! Some roads, trails, and facilities are closed due to snow. Find out what's open in the park today.
Is the Lake Visible Right Now?
Crater Lake is often invisible due to clouds. Before visiting, check our webcam to see if there's a view.
Explore the Park on Snowshoes!
Park rangers lead tours every Saturday & Sunday (and on weekdays in late December). Snowshoes are provided. Call 541-594-3100 to sign up.