Winter snow lingers late in the mountains.
This page describes what is currently open in the park.
Enjoy your visit!
From the fee booth near Mazama Village, you can drive 8 miles further into the park. It’s 4 miles to the Visitor Center at Park Headquarters, 3 more miles to Rim Village, and another mile to Discovery Point. Plows are working hard to clear snow from the West Rim Drive and North Entrance Road, but these roads won’t open to cars until mid-June. The East Rim Drive and Pinnacles Road will likely remain closed by snow until mid-July.
Weather permitting, you can enjoy spectacular views of Crater Lake at Rim Village and Discovery Point. Please stay back from the edge of the cliff!
The National Weather Service provides the most accurate weather forecast for the park. To find out if the lake is visible right now, view our webcam at Rim Village. For current weather observations (temperature, wind speed, and snow depth at Park Headquarters), visit the website that hosts our weather station data.
The Visitor Center at Park Headquarters is open daily 9 am–5 pm. A 22-minute film about the lake’s significance and volcanic origins is shown every half hour.
The Rim Village Café is open daily 10 am–6 pm. It serves sandwiches, soups, and snacks. The Annie Creek Restaurant at Mazama Village is open for breakfast (8 am–10:30 am), lunch (11 am–4 pm), and dinner (5 pm–8 pm). It serves burgers, pizza, and other entrees. The Crater Lake Lodge dining room is also open for breakfast (7 am–10:30 am), lunch (11:30 am–2:30 pm), and dinner (5 pm–9 pm). It serves gourmet meals in a casual atmosphere. Appetizers, drinks, and desserts are available 3 pm–9 pm in the Great Hall and on the back patio.
You can buy gifts and books at the Visitor Center (9 am–5 pm), the Rim Village Gift Shop (10 am–6 pm), and the Annie Creek Gift Shop (8 am–8 pm).
Restrooms are available at Rim Village 24 hours a day, and elsewhere during business hours.
The park’s hiking trails are all currently buried under snow. The best place to go for a walk is along the West Rim Drive, beyond Discovery Point. The road has been plowed for several more miles, but is not yet open to cars. Hikers, bicyclists, and pets on leash are allowed past the gate. For your safety, keep clear of snow plows. Alternately, you can rent snowshoes at the Rim Village Gift Shop ($16/pair). Ask at the visitor center for advice on where to snowshoe.
20-minute talks are offered daily at 4 pm at Crater Lake Lodge. See posted schedules for topics. Boat tours, trolley tours, and other summer activities will begin sometime between late June and mid-July.
Learn about Crater Lake Lodge in the exhibit nook west of the lodge lobby.
Lodging & Camping
Crater Lake Lodge and the Mazama Village Cabins are open, but the park’s campgrounds are closed. Mazama Campground is scheduled to open for the summer on June 2. Visit our publications page for a list of accommodations outside the park. Camping is allowed for backpackers, skiers, and snowshoers who obtain a free permit at the Visitor Center (9 am–5 pm) then travel at least 1 mile. The park is open 24 hours a day, but sleeping in your vehicle is prohibited.
Gasoline and groceries are available at the Mazama Village Store 10 am–5 pm.