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 "Crater Lake" or "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
Be aware that the park's North Entrance is closed for about 7 months each year. It closes 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 park's South Entrance and West Entrance are open year-round.
Unleaded gas is available seasonally at the Mazama Village Store. Operating hours shift througout the season and are updated on the Current Conditions Page. 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. If the North Entrance is closed, 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
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.
Amtrak provides daily service to Klamath Falls, Oregon (63 miles from Park Headquarters). From July to early September, a shuttle runs from the Amtrak station to Rim Village.
At this time, there is no public transportation in the vicinity of 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. For more RV info, read "To Tow or Not to Tow" on the Scenic Rim Drive webpage.