Places To Go

your idea of Crater Lake National Park beyond the the majesty and mystery of the lake. Visit sites for new perspectives on natural and cultural history. Find places which elevate your curiosity.

places that challenge your mind, body, and spirit!

Crater Lake National Park, from mountain peaks and overlooks, across wildflower meadows and dark night skies, from the geologic story of Mount Mazama to the natural beauty of Crater Lake.

An information exhibit is set in a circular stone wall overlooking Crater Lake.
Overlooks and Pullouts

Along Hwy 62 and throughout Rim Drive there are many places to pull safely off the road for views of the geology, the lake, and other sites.

Stone steps, a grassy meadow, and a 2-story, multi-pitched historic building of stone and wood
Rim Village Walking Tour

For many, Rim Village is the first place to see the lake. It is an historic district and walking tour including Crater Lake Lodge.

West Rim Drive with lake and landscape views
Scenic Rim Drive

Shouts of Oh Oh Oh mean stop at the next viewpoint along Rim Drive! Visit trails, picnic areas, and other features.

a  picnic table with a concrete base sits on tan soil in dappled light and tall conifers  behind it
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas are places to discover a variety of tree species, decipher bird calls, explore wildflowers, and rest.

shelves of books and merchandise in the Rim Visitor Center
Park Store

Remember your visit to Crater Lake with a book or souvenir, and get your passport stamp!


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    Last updated: September 7, 2022

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    Crater Lake National Park
    PO Box 7

    Crater Lake, OR 97604


    541 594-3000

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