Air Quality

panoramic view from above 8900 feet in elevation of smoke rolling over the caldera rim and obscuring views of the lake and Wizard Island.
Most of the year, Crater Lake National Park enjoys outstanding air quality. In the summer and fall, however, air quality can be adversely affected by smoke from local or regional wildfires. Smoke can limit views of the lake and pose serious health concerns, especially for sensitive groups.

The graphs below depict the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the past 7 days at Park Headquarters (6450 ft, 1966 m elevation) and Mazama Village (6000 ft, . The bars furthest to the right show the latest readings, updated once per hour. Data from Rim Village can be viewed at

The AQI is a yardstick used by the Environmental Protection Agency to measure air quality and communicate health advisories. Learn more about the AQI here.

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Last updated: August 8, 2022

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