East Rim Drive Rehabilitation ProjectGood progress was made this year on improving the road conditions on East Rim Drive. The road is now completely open for the remainder of the season until the annual road closure on November 1st or earlier if there is significant snowfall. The project will resume next summer to work on another section of the historic roadway. To learn more about East Rim Drive Construction please go to the July 11, 2023 News Release titled, Historic East Rim Drive to Undergo Major Rehabilitation.
Steel Visitor CenterSteel Information Center remains under construction so it is closed. Visit Rim Village Visitor Center.
Status of Park Roads
WeatherSee what's happening in the moment by viewing the webcams. Weather forecast is below. Go to the park's weather page for links to the most accurate temperature, snowfall, and snow depth. The most current weather forecast is available from the National Weather Service.
Visit Tripcheck.com for current travel restrictions outside the park.
Hiking Trails and Overnight Backpacking
Most trails are snow covered and many are only accessible by hiking on sections of the road that are currently closed to vehicles. Contact the park for more details by email or calling 541-594-3100. Backpacking permits are available on a self serve basis at the Ranger Station, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. More information is available at backcountry camping.
Food and Gifts
Managed by a concessioner, (click the links for hours of operations). Rim Village Cafe serves grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, and snacks. Rim Village Gift Shop offers visitors a wide range of gifts and Crater Lake collectibles.
Gasoline is NOT available for purchase at the Mazama Village Camper Store. The gas pumps are CLOSED for the season. Nearby gas outside of the park can be found at the following locations:
Electric Vehicle Charging Station(Managed and maintained all year by the concessioner. Contact Crater Lake Hospitality or 541-594-2255) A charging station for electric vehicles is located in front of the Annie Creek Gift Shop in Mazama Village. It has one standard connector and one Tesla connector. If there is a heavy snowfall, the EV station may be unavailable until it can be dug out.
Restrooms at Rim Village are open 24 hours. Vault toilets are open at Ponderosa Picnic Area and Old West on Hwy 62, and Goodbye Picnic Area. Restrooms are also available at all concession operated facilities during hours of operation. There is no restroom at park headquarters because Steel Visitor Center is closed.
Phone & Internet
Dial 911 to report any emergency, 24 hours a day. A 24-hour emergency landline is located outside the "snow-tunnel" entrance to the Administration Building in park headquarters, adjacent to Steel Visitor Center. There are no cell towers in the park. Cell service is random in areas around Rim Village and the overlooks along Rim Drive. Crater Lake Lodge offers wifi only for their guests. Wifi may be available to patrons of concession-run facilities in Rim Village (year-round) and Mazama Village (summer only).
Crater Lake Natural History Association You can visit the Crater Lake Natural History Association (NHA) park store online. NHA is an official non-profit partner of the National Park Service and is dedicated to supporting Crater Lake National Park through education, science, and ranger programs.
Camping and LodgingCrater Lake Lodge, Mazama Cabins, Annie Creek Restaurant, and the Mazama Village Store and Mazama Campground are CLOSED for the season. Go to Crater Lake Hospitality for information about future reservations and operations.
Go to camping and lodging for options within close proximity to the park.
Last updated: November 22, 2023