In October, all park roads are generally open 24 hours a day. During periods of snow, however, some roads may be closed temporarily due to hazardous conditions. Before visiting, be sure to check the weather forecast. The park's North Entrance Road and the 30-mile Rim Drive around Crater Lake will close for the season on November 1 (or earlier, if there is significant snow).
The Godfrey Glen Trail is closed due to a damaged bridge. All other hiking trails are open, although some trails may be slippery and potentially hazardous if covered by snow or ice. When you arrive in the park, ask at the Visitor Center for the latest trail conditions.
Services in the park are limited this time of year. The following facilities are currently open:
The Visitor Center at Park Headquarters is open daily 9 am-5 pm.
The Backcountry Permits Office at Park Headquarters is open daily 8 am-4 pm.
The Rim Village Cafe & Gift Shop is open daily 10 am-5 pm.
The Rim Village Restrooms are open 24 hours.
There are no lodges, campgrounds, or gas stations open in the park right now. Visit our publications page to download a list of lodging and camping options outside the park. Camping in the park's pullouts and parking lots is prohibited.
Two backcountry campsites are currently closed. The Dutton Creek and Red Cone campsites are closed for the season because of standing dead trees that could pose a hazard to campers. If you have questions about backcountry camping, please call the Backcountry Office at 541-594-3060.
Weather & Visibility
During storms, the lake is usually hidden by clouds. In October, the lake is typically invisible about 20% of the time. 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.