Pacific Crest Trail Reopens in Crater Lake National Park

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Date: August 31, 2015
Contact: Jennifer Evans, 541-594-3002

The entire length of the Pacific Crest Trail within Crater Lake National Park is now open. The section of the trail from the park’s north boundary to the junction with Lightning Springs Trail had been closed because of hazardous conditions related to the National Creek Complex fires. Successful burn out operations along the North Entrance Road and cooler, wetter weather over the past weekend have dampened fire activity sufficiently to reopen this portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. The Boundary Springs Trail, Bald Crater Loop Trail, and Bert Creek Trail remain closed.

All roads and facilities within Crater Lake National Park are open. Smoke within the park has been intermittent and limited depending on weather conditions. Viewing conditions can be variable throughout the day and range from hazy to clear. Please visit Crater Lake’s website,, for updated information or to view real time conditions from the park’s webcams.

Last updated: December 17, 2015

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Crater Lake National Park
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Crater Lake , OR 97604


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