The park's newspaper and visitor guide, Crater Lake Reflections, is is the best source of information for planning a visit to the park. It's published twice a year. The summer/fall edition typically comes out in early June; the winter/spring edition typically arrives in early December. Click on the links below to download low-resolution PDFs of current and past editions. If you'd like to receive a paper copy of Reflections through the mail, you can request one using the "Contact Us" form at the bottom of the page.
Summer/Fall 2016 [5.2 MB PDF]
Visiting after August 14? Please be aware that in 2016, the Cleetwood parking lot will be closed for construction during the second half of the summer. From August 15 through September 5, the only way to access the lake for boat tours, hiking, swimming, or fishing will be to take a paid shuttle from Rim Village. Shuttles will be available to boat tour passengers and a limited number of independent hikers. After September 5, shuttle services will end and the trail will close to the public for the remainder of the 2016 season while crews work on the parking lot and trail. Both will reopen in 2017. For more information click here.
Visiting between November and April? Download the winter/spring edition for information on snowshoe tours, ski trails, and winter closures.
Winter/Spring 2015-2016 [4.4 MB PDF]
Past summer/fall editions are interesting to read for the articles on park research and park history that appear each year on pages 6 & 7.
Summer/Fall 2015 [5.0 MB PDF]