Highway Map Showing Winter Road Closures

Arriving by Car

Things to Know

  • Cell reception in the park and surrounding areas is limited. Be sure to carry a map or GPS.
  • The park does not have a physical street address, so it can be hard to navigate here using some GPS systems. Try entering "Rim Village" as a town or waypoint, or entering the coordinates for Park Headquarters, which is 3 miles south of Rim Village:

42° 53' 48.91" North
122° 08' 03.08" West

  • WINTER CLOSURE: The North Entrance is closed for about 7 months each year beginning November 1 (or earlier, if there is significant snowfall). It opens sometime between mid-May and late June. Check the status on our current conditions page.
  • The South and West Entrances on Hwy 62 are open year-round. During winter, chains or snow tires may be required. has up-to-date info on road conditions throughout Oregon.
  • Unleaded gas is available seasonally at the Mazama Village Store. Check the current conditions page for operating hours. The rest of the year, the closest gas stations are in the towns of Prospect (33 miles west of Park Headquarters) and Chiloquin (34 miles south of Park Headquarters).

How to Get Here

From the west (Medford) - Follow Highway 62 to the park's West Entrance. Open year-round.

From the south (Klamath Falls) - Take Highway 97 to Highway 62 and the park's South Entrance. Open year-round.

From the north (Eugene, Portland) - Leave Interstate 5 just south of Eugene. Take Highway 58 to Highway 97. If the North Entrance is open, turn west on Highway 138 to the park's North Entrance. When the North Entrance is closed for the winter season (see above), continue south on Highway 97 toward the town of Chiloquin. Take Highway 62 to the park's South Entrance.

From the northwest (Roseburg) - Follow Highway 138 east to the park's North Entrance. If the North Entrance is closed, continue on Highway 230 to Highway 62, entering the park through the West Entrance.


Other Ways to Reach the Park

RVs, Trailers, Buses

There are no restrictions on the size of RVs, trailers, or buses allowed in the park. Roads in the park are narrow, however, so drive carefully and watch for wildlife, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Visit Traveling in an RV or Towing for more information about unhitching, winter road closures and camping.


The closest airport with commercial flights is in Medford, Oregon (75 miles from Park Headquarters). The Rogue Valley-Medford Airport is served by Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, and United.

Public Transportation

There is no public transportation in the vicinity of the park.

Last updated: September 25, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake, OR 97604


541 594-3000

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