November 01, 2017
Winter Fees and Seasonal Road Closures at Crater Lake National Park
As of November 1st the park is charging its winter entrance fee. The fee is $10 per car, is good for 7 days, and can be paid at the Steel Information Center at park headquarters. Also, Crater Lake National Park’s North Entrance Road and Rim Drive are now closed for the season. All visitors to Crater Lake National Park must use Highway 62 to access the park from the south or west during these closures.
September 22, 2017
Level 1 Evacuation Lifted for Mazama Village 9-22-17
Cooler temperatures and recent snow and rain have slowed fire activity on the Spruce Lake and Blanket Creek Fires in Crater Lake National Park. As a result, the park will lift the Level 1 Evacuation Notification for Mazama Village on Friday, September 22, at 1:00 PM.
September 07, 2017
Crater Lake National Park to Host Ride the Rim Days 2017
Crater Lake National Park, in partnership with Discover Klamath, will host the fifth annual Ride the Rim days on September 9 and 16, 2016. On these consecutive Saturdays, East Rim Drive from North Junction to Park Headquarters will be closed to motorized vehicles from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to allow for nonmotorized recreation including biking, hiking, and running.
August 28, 2017
Temporary Weekday Closure of West Rim Drive for Road Construction
The park has temporarily closed West Rim Drive between Rim Village and North Junction to facilitate road construction. The six-mile section of road will be closed from Sundays at 9:00 PM through Fridays at 4:00 PM. The road will be open for travel on Friday evenings, all day on Saturdays, and most of the day on Sundays. The road will also be open on Monday, September 4th for Labor Day. The temporary weekday closure is estimated to continue until sometime in September.
August 27, 2017
Level 1 Evacuation Notice for Mazama Village 8-27-17
Crater Lake National Park has issued a Level 1 Evacuation Notice for Mazama Village effective at 1:00 PM, August 27, 2017. The Level 1 notice informs residents and visitors to “be ready” for a potential evacuation of Mazama Village, including employee dormitories and trailer sites, in the event that the Blanket Creek Fire approaches these areas.
August 11, 2017
Level 1 Evacuation Notice Lifted, West Rim Drive and Rim Trail Open, All Other Trail Closures Remain in Effect
Cooler temperatures and recent precipitation have slowed fire activity on the Spruce Lake Fire in Crater Lake National Park. As a result, the park was able to reopen West Rim Drive on Friday, August 11, at 12:00 PM, from Rim Village to North Junction. The Rim Trail from Rim Village to North Junction has also reopened. The Level 1 Evacuation Notice for Rim Village and park headquarters has been lifted.
August 05, 2017
Park Notifies Visitors and Residents to “Be Ready” for Potential Evacuation of Rim Village and Park Headquarters 8-5-17
Crater Lake National Park has issued a Level 1 Evacuation Notice for Rim Village and Park Headquarters effective at 5:00 PM, August 5, 2017. The Level 1 notice informs residents and visitors to “be ready” for a potential evacuation of Rim Village and Park Headquarters in the event that the Spruce Lake Fire approaches these areas.
August 05, 2017
More Emergency Trail Closures at Crater Lake National Park
Due to potentially hazardous conditions created by the Blanket Creek Fire, additional trails in the south and west portions of the park have been temporarily closed. West Rim Drive (Rim Village to North Junction) and multiple trails on the west side of the park are also closed to entry and use until further notice due to the Spruce Lake Fire.
August 04, 2017
Spruce Lake Fire Emergency Road and Trail Closures 8/4/17
Due to potentially hazardous conditions created by the Spruce Lake Fire, West Rim Drive (Rim Village to North Junction) and multiple trails on the west side of the park are closed to entry and use until further notice.
August 02, 2017
Spruce Lake Fire Emergency Trail Closures
Due to potentially hazardous conditions created by the Spruce Lake Fire, the following trails are closed to entry and use until further notice: Pacific Crest Trail, from the intersection of Lightning Springs Trail north to Red Cone Camp; Bald Crater Loop Trail, from intersection of Pacific Crest Trail to Bert Creek Trail; Bert Creek Trail.
July 28, 2017
Crater Lake National Park Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for 2017
Although there was an above average winter snowfall, the park has been experiencing above average temperatures and below average precipitation since mid-June. This has increased the fire danger at Crater Lake National Park. The outlook is for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation for the next several months.
June 22, 2017
North Entrance Road Opens at Crater Lake National Park June 23, 2017
The North Entrance Road in Crater Lake National Park will open Friday, June 23rd for travel. National Park Service snow removal crews are now focusing their efforts on opening other parts of the park. More information will be issued as additional sections of the Rim Drive are open for travel.
May 04, 2017
Crater Lake National Park draws on water reserves and calls for water conservation
The National Park Service is putting its water shortage action plan into effect, following the state’s call to cease withdrawing water from Annie Creek. Crater Lake National Park staff are asking all visitors and employees to use water wisely during the water supply shortage.
April 03, 2017
Crater Lake Invasive Vegetation Management Plan EA Available for Public Comment
Crater Lake National Park officials announced the release of the Invasive Vegetation Management Plan Environmental Assessment (EA) for public review. This plan will guide management of invasive vegetation at Crater Lake National Park (CRLA) for the next 15 – 20 years.
March 13, 2017
Crater Lake National Park Sets Visitation Record in 2016
Crater Lake National Park saw record visitation for the second year in a row with 756,344 recreation visits in 2016. This is a 23 percent increase over the 614,712 visits in 2015 and a 41.2 percent increase over 2014.
February 22, 2017
Update - 5000 Dollars Offered for Information about Ammunition Theft at Crater Lake National Park
The National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch (ISB) is offering $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for a theft of ammunition at Crater Lake National Park.
February 09, 2017
Ammunition Stolen from Crater Lake National Park
Special agents with the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch (ISB) and park rangers are investigating the recent theft of ammunition from Crater Lake National Park.
January 20, 2017
Crater Lake National Park Invites Public Comment on Trail Management Planning
Crater Lake National Park is developing a Trail Management Plan that will guide trail management, investment in trail infrastructure, and visitor use of the park trail system for the next 25 years. The plan is needed to improve and diversify recreation opportunities, improve connectivity between features of interest, reduce user-created trails, eliminate unsustainable and underutilized routes, and protect park resources.
January 11, 2017
Park Staff Rescue Three Visitors from Rim Village After Snowstorm
Crater Lake National Park rangers rescued three visitors on Wednesday afternoon after recent snowstorms forced them to take refuge in a heated restroom in Rim Village. A rotary snow plow cleared a path on the three-mile road from park headquarters to Rim Village to reach the stranded visitors. None of the individuals sustained major injuries.
December 06, 2016
Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks and Safe Winter Driving at Crater Lake National Park
Winter has arrived in Crater Lake National Park! With an average snowfall of 43 feet per year, the park offers spectacular winter recreation including skiing, snowshoeing, and more.