Learn About the Park


From this website to the NPS App and social media, from Junior Ranger programs to Classroom at Crater Lake, from news, videos, and science, there are many ways to engage with and learn about Crater Lake National Park.

A Clark's nutcracker perched on a wall surveys the landscape

Plants, Animals, life in Crater Lake, environmental factors, wildland wildfires, stream ecology, and more

Crater Lake Blue with distand Cloud reflections
Science and Research

Single-season short-term projects and decades of long-term monitoring occur in the lake and streams, with wildlife and plant restoration.

Winter Entrance to Steel Visitor Center shrouded in snow
History and Culture

Museum collections, archeology, stories, people, roads, boats, buildings are all part of the history and culture. PAGES UNDER CONSSTRUCTION.

A ranger demonstrates the "collapsing volcano" activity for kids.
Kids & Youth

Become a Junior Ranger! Discover the park through activity books, ranger-led programs, and online videos.

Visitors on snowshoes listening to a ranger

The park is a wellspring for research information, a proving ground for educational techniques, and a source of inspiration.

shelves of books and merchandise in the Rim Visitor Center
Park Store

Remember your visit to Crater Lake with a book or souvenir, and get your passport stamp!



Learn more through our digital publications.



Browse press releases and park event information.

Photos and Multimedia

Experience the park from afar! Check out our webcams, photo galleries, videos, and more.


Park planning, laws and policies, and managing park resources.

Last updated: May 7, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake, OR 97604


541 594-3000

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