All park roads are open for the summer season. The park is open 24 hours a day.
Weather & Visibility
When skies are clear, excellent views of Crater Lake can be enjoyed at Rim Village and from overlooks on the Rim Drive. During storms, however, the lake is usually obscured by clouds. In July, the lake is typically visible about 99% of the time. To find out if Crater Lake is visible right now, view our webcam at Rim Village.
The National Weather Service provides the most accurate weather forecast for Park Headquarters and Rim Village. For current weather data, view our daily weather report [400 kb PDF], which shows the snow depth at Park Headquarters, yesterday's high and low temperatures, and graphs comparing current conditions to long-term averages.
The Visitor Center at Park Headquarters is open daily 9 am-5 pm. A film about the park's significance and volcanic past is shown on the hour and half-hour. The Rim Village Visitor Center is open daily 9:30 am-5 pm. The Sinnott Overlook & Exhibit Room is also open daily 9:30 am-6:30 pm.
Food is available at the Rim Village Café & Gift Shop (open daily 9 am-8 pm), the Annie Creek Restaurant & Gift Shop (open daily 7 am-9 pm), and the Crater Lake Lodge dining room (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Groceries and gasoline are available at the Mazama Village Store, open daily 7 am-9 pm.
Lodging is available at Crater Lake Lodge and the Mazama Village Cabins.
Camping is available at Mazama Campground, with sites for tents and RVs, and Lost Creek Campground, with tent sites only. Visit our publications page for a list of accommodations outside the park. Camping in pullouts and parking lots is prohibited.
All park trails are open, but patches of snow remain on some trails. Please stay on the trails: walk over snowbanks rather than around them to protect fragile plants and soils.
Backcountry camping requires a permit. Permits are free, but must be obtained in person at Park Headquarters between 9 am and 5 pm. In order to camp, you must travel at least 1 mile from the nearest road that is open to cars.