Nature

Red Fox

Animals

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

Plants

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 lightening but at least 2 are human caused.

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

Crater Lake

There is more to Crater Lake than its deep blue color. What lives there? How did it form? Where is the Old Man?

 

Last updated: September 11, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake, OR 97604

Phone:

(541) 594-3000

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