Red Fox

Mammals, birds, and insects make up the largest portion of animals living throughout the park but there also amphibians, reptiles, and fish.

Pacific Swamp Onion Allium validum

Over 700 species of native plants thrive, in spite of a short growing season and the challenge to survive in volcanic soils.

Fire streams upwards in the midst of a forest
Wildland Wildfires

About 16 wildland wildfires occur each year at Crater Lake National Park. Most are ignited by lightning.

Partial view of Crater Lake from the north looking towards Mount Scott.
Learn About the Lake

How did Crater Lake form? How deep is it? What lives below the surface? What (and where) is the Old Man of the Lake?


Last updated: May 9, 2022

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Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake, OR 97604


541 594-3000

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