Planning to visit soon? This webpage describes what is open and closed in the park right now. Other pages on our website may not reflect current COVID-related closures and restrictions, so this is the best page to read. After reading this page, feel free to call us at 541-594-3100 if you have any questions. The park's visitor centers are closed, but we are usually reachable by phone 9 am–5 pm daily. For detailed information about facilities, hiking trails, viewpoints, and other recreational opportunities, download our park newspaper.
Hours of Operation
The park is open 24 hours a day. You can arrive at any time. No reservations are needed to enter the park. We are not limiting the number of visitors or vehicles allowed inside the park.
From May 22 through October 31 each year, the entrance fee for most vehicles is $30.
The road to Pinnacles Overlook will be closed intermittently for road repairs (south of the Plaikni Falls trailhead only) on weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm until further notice. All other park roads, and all park entrances, are open 24 hours. See the maps below. Learn about winter road closures here. Find directions to the park here.
Weather permitting, you can enjoy spectacular views of Crater Lake at Rim Village and from overlooks on the Rim Drive. In the summer, the lake is occasionally hidden by low clouds or wildfire smoke. To find out if it's visible right now, view our webcam at Rim Village.
The National Weather Service provides the most accurate weather forecast for the park. To find out the average high and low temperatures and average snowfall totals for each month of the year, consult the park's climate chart.
Fires and Smoke
It's fire season in the Pacific Northwest. To determine if your park visit might be impacted, use the following links. Visit TripCheck for information on road closures. The AirNow Fire and Smoke Map shows where fires are burning and the extent of their smoke. The blue dot represents the park. Click on the nearest circle to check the park's air quality. To see if smoke is currently impacting views of the lake, view our webcam at Rim Village, which updates every 5 minutes. To look into the future, check the weather forecast. The wind direction is often the best indicator of how smoky it might be in the next 48 hours. If there are fires burning in northern California, for example, south winds are bad news at Crater Lake (west, north, or east winds would be preferable). Detailed information about specific fires can be found at Inciweb.
Visitor Centers & Ranger Programs
With public health in mind, both park visitor centers are currently closed, but rangers are staffing an outdoor information desk behind the Rim Village Visitor Center 9:30 am–4:30 pm daily. Occasional evening programs are being given at the Mazama Campground Amphitheater; check the flyers posted on the campground restrooms upon your arrival. Boat tours, trolley tours, and other ranger programs are not being offered this year for public health reasons. Junior Ranger activity books are available 24 hours outside both visitor centers and the Crater Lake Natural History Association Store at Rim Village. You can also download a Junior Ranger activity book from home. Souvenir passport stamps are available inside the Crater Lake Natural History Association Store at Rim Village (9 am–5 pm daily). Alternately, you can print your own passport stamp and paste it into your passport book.
Food & Dining
Food is available at Rim Village and Mazama Village. At Rim Village, the Rim Café (10 am–6 pm daily) serves grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, and snacks. Crater Lake Lodge also serves meals, but only for overnight Lodge guests. At Mazama Village, the Annie Creek Restaurant serves pizza, burgers, and other entrees for lunch (11 am–3 pm daily) and dinner (5 pm–8:30 pm daily), and a general store (8 am–7 pm daily) sells groceries, sandwiches, salads, and snacks.
Gifts & Souvenirs
Souvenirs are available at the Rim Village Gift Shop (10 am–6 pm daily), the Crater Lake Natural History Association Store at Rim Village (9 am–5 pm daily), the Annie Creek Gift Shop at Mazama Village (11 am–8:30 pm daily), and the Mazama Village general store (8 am–7 pm daily), which also sells camping supplies.
Restrooms & Drinking Water
Restrooms at Rim Village and Mazama Campground are open 24 hours. Vault toilets are open 24 hours at the locations shown on the map below. You can fill water bottles from a fountain outside the Rim Village Visitor Center. At Mazama Village, there’s a faucet outside the general store. You can buy bottled water at the Rim Café, Crater Lake NHA Store, Annie Creek Gift Shop, and Mazama Village general store (see hours above).
Lodging & Camping
Lodging is available at Crater Lake Lodge and the Mazama Village Cabins. Camping is available at Mazama Campground. All three facilities are operated by the park's concessioner, Crater Lake Hospitality. For reservations, call 866-292-6720 or book online. To contact any of the facilities directly, call 541-594-2255. At Mazama Campground, any campsites that have not been reserved are given out on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 12 pm at the Mazama Village general store. The park's other campground, Lost Creek, is closed this year. Camping in the park's pullouts and parking lots is prohibited. Visit our Lodging & Camping page for a list of options outside the park. The closest places for overnight parking and camping are the Annie Creek Sno-Park (0.5 miles south of the park on Highway 62) and the Thousand Springs Sno-Park (2.4 miles west of the park on Highway 62). Camping in all Oregon Sno-Parks is free of charge from May through October.
All park hiking trails are currently open. Download our park newspaper for a map and trail descriptions.
A free permit is required for overnight hikes, available 8 am–4:30 pm daily at the Ranger Station at Park Headquarters. Campsites must be at least 1 mile from the nearest road and not visible from any road or trail. If you have any questions about backpacking in the park, feel free to call 541-594-3060 to discuss your trip with a ranger. Read more about backcountry camping here.
Self-serve, unleaded gasoline is available at the Mazama Village general store (8 am–7 pm daily). A charging station for electric vehicles can be found in front of the Annie Creek Restaurant & Gift Shop at Mazama Village.
Pets on leash are welcome in the park, but only in certain areas. They are allowed in Mazama Campground, on paved surfaces (such as the sidewalks at Rim Village), in parking lots and picnic areas, and on several trails: the Godfrey Glen Trail, Lady of the Woods Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Grayback Drive. They are not allowed elsewhere, or inside buildings.
A US Post Office window is open 9 am–12 pm & 1 pm–3 pm (except on Sundays and holidays) outside the Visitor Center at Park Headquarters.
Lost & Found
Call the park's Ranger Station at 541-594-3060.
Phone & Internet
Dial 911 to report any emergency, 24 hours a day. Cell reception in the park is spotty, but an emergency landline can be found outside the “snow tunnel” entrance to the Administration Building at Park Headquarters, adjacent to the Visitor Center. Free public WiFi is available at the Rim Café & Gift Shop, Annie Creek Restaurant, and Mazama Village general store.