Accessibility

Your NPS App

Begin your journey on the NPS App where you can listen to audio descriptions of places to go, things to do, and where to stay. The App also offers photo galleries, directions, and amenities. Open the app to Crater Lake National Park and save the park for offline use. There is limited cellular service in the park but you can access all the information if you have it saved. This will allow you to experience the tours and find all the locations you want to visit.

 
Access Pass with image of an owl flying over a grassy field
he 2022 Interagency Access Pass

Photo on the pass by Steven Koehler, Yellowstone National Park

Your NPS Pass

Cost: Free lifetime pass

Available for: US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Applicants must provide documentation of permanent disability and residency or citizenship.

How to purchase:

The Access Pass may provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. It may NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
 

Audio/Visual Assistance

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Assistive Listening

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Audio Description

  • Most sections of the NPS app require audio descriptions. As the content for Crater Lake increases so will the audio descriptions to various tours, trails, and other places.

Large Print & Braille

Large print and braille versions of the official Crater Lake National Park Map & Guide are available at visitor centers, or by contacting the park.

 

Service Animals

Service dogs are legally permitted anywhere that visitors can go. They must be allowed wherever visitors are allowed. Dogs classified as service animals are individually trained to perform a specific task that assists a person with a disability.

Companion dogs that are used to provide comfort or emotional support (“therapy animals”), and other pets are not allowed in buildings, the backcountry, on nature trails, or on boardwalks. Read more about service animals in national parks including Crater Lake.

 

Experience the Park

Mazama Village

Accesssible facilities in Mazama Village include the camp store, designated camping sites, restrooms, shower, amphitheater, and restaurant. The 1/4-mile upper section of the Annie Creek Canyon Trail begins at the campground amphitheater. It is wide and has minimal elevation change, however there may be rocks or roots exposed. The trail's descent into the canyon is very steep and is not considered accessible, but the views from the top are excellent.

Park Headquarters Historic District

Along with the Steel Visitor Center, there are several trails with accessible segments in the Park Headquarters Historic District. Several segments of The Lady of the Woods Loop are accessible and can be reached from the main parking lot. Most portions of this 1/3 -mile loop trail are steep and/or narrow, however.

Rim Village


The Lodge, the Rim Café/Gift Shop and the Kiser Studio Visitor Center at Rim Village are accessible buildings. The top floor of the Rim Café/Gift Shop, accessed by elevator, offers lake views and a place to dine indoors. The promenade provides many views of Crater Lake and the historic Rim Village District. It is a 3/4-mile paved walk with uneven surfaces and a grade of less than 5%. Accessible parking is available near the Rim Visitor Center. Behind the lodge, the paved promenade continues towards the Garfield Peak Trail, with grades up to 15 %. Also at Rim Village is Picnic Hill, where several sites have wheelchair accessible tables.

Rim Drive


East Rim Drive offers several accessible adventures. Vidae Falls Picnic Area has accessible picnic sites with parking and restrooms. The first hundred yards or so of the Crater Peak Trail, which leaves from this site, has a low grade, a wide surface and leads to a bridge under old growth forest. The surface may be too soft for unassisted wheelchairs when wet, however. Farther out the East Rim Drive, down the Pinnacles Road, is Lost Creek Campground. From this secluded site visitors can go some distance up Greyback Road, which has a wide, flat, compact surface and is closed to vehicles. Camping here may be challenging for those in wheelchairs, since the tent-only sites are at ground level. However, the restrooms are wheelchair accessible and have running water.

 

Accessible Trails

Godfrey Glen Trail is the park's fully accessible trail. This 1-mile loop has minimal cross-slopes and no grade higher than 9%. Visitors have completed the trail in manual wheelchairs and other mobility devices. The trail begins on Munson Valley Rd. (between Mazama Village and Park Headquarters) and winds through old-growth forest with canyon views.

One mile down the Pinnacles Road is the Plaikni Falls Trailhead.The first ¾ of this trail is accessible to wheelchair users with assistance, but the final, short climb to the falls might be too steep.At the end of the Pinnacles Road is the Pinnacles Trail. This flat, wide trail ends at the park's east boundary after 1 mile (not a loop trail). Enjoy the great views of volcanic spires, but use caution near cliffs.

The Sun Notch Trail, located 4.4 miles from park headquarters on East Rim Drive, is a short uphill trail that offers great views of Phantom Ship and is accessible to strong wheelchair users with assistance.

 

Ranger Programs

Ranger programs are listed on page 3 of the summer/fall park newspaper.

 

Last updated: May 6, 2022

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PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604

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541 594-3000

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