Streams of Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake Headwaters

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Short video excerpted from the visitors center film "Crater Lake  Into the Deep".

Streams of Crater Lake
Streams of Crater Lake National Park


  • Approximately 200 km of perennial streams and 115 km of intermittent streams drain outward from Mt Mazama
  • All “wadeable streams” (peak flow < 200cfs, active channel width ≤ 10m)
  • Most reaches contain high gradient, cold, headwater habitats
  • Amphibians were dominant aquatic vertebrate in most streams prior to introduction of non-native fish

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Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604


(541) 594-3000

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