Alerts & Conditions



  • Alert 1 , Severity ,caution ,, Fires are Burning in Southwest Oregon A number of fires are currently burning in the area, including one in the park. No park attractions are affected, but visitors may experience smoky skies, reduced visibility, and poor air quality at certain times. See below for more information.

Most roads, trails, and facilities are currently open. However, a few closures and restrictions are in effect.


The park is open 24 hours a day. All park roads are currently open. Construction delays of up to 30 minutes are possible on the West Rim Drive and East Rim Drive this summer.

All park facilities are currently open.

Fires and Smoky Skies
Lightning on July 15 ignited dozens of fires in southwest Oregon. Most of these fires are southwest of the park, but one sizeable fire (several thousand acres) is currently burning in the park's northeast corner. At this time, it is not a threat to park attractions or visitors. However, smoke from all these fires is likely to cause hazy skies, reduced visibility, and poor air quality on certain days for the foreseeable future. To check the current visibility at Rim Village, view our webcam. For information on air quality in the area, visit or the Oregon Smoke Information Blog. For the latest news on the park's fire (the "Timber Crater 6" fire), visit Inciweb, the Incident Information System website.

The National Weather Service provides the most accurate weather forecast for the park.

Hiking Trails
Two backcountry hiking trails are currently closed. The Stuart Falls Trail is closed due to damage from last summer's fires. A section of the Pacific Crest Trail (between Bybee Camp and Red Cone Camp) is also closed due to fire damage. PCT hikers can use the West Rim Trail to detour around the closed section (although pets are not allowed on the West Rim Trail).

Last updated: July 24, 2018

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Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604


(541) 594-3000

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