Smoke at Crater Lake

Shows a split image of Crater Lake with and without smoky conditions.
Split frame images of the visibility of Crater Lake with and without smoky conditions.

NPS Staff

Occasionally, during the fire season (July, August, September) smoke may move over the park from fires hundreds of miles away in Oregon or California. The photograph above shows the impact smoke can have on the visibility of the lake. The links below provide the latest information on fires in the Crater Lake area. To view the current visibility of the lake visit the Sinnott Memorial Webcam.

For regional and national smoke impacts, visit the National Oceanic and Astmospheric Administration's Fire and Smoke Mapping Page.

Last updated: August 16, 2017

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