Ranger-Guided Snowshoe Walks

In an average winter, Crater Lake National Park receives 42 feet of snow! Ranger-guided snowshoe walks are a fun way to explore this winter wonderland while learning how plants, animals, and people survive the harsh conditions.
Kids pose in front of Crater Lake on a ranger-guided snowshoe walk.
In 2024, walks will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays from Sunday, March 17 through Sunday, April 28. They will also be offered on weekdays from Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29.

They start at 1:00 pm, last two hours, and cover 1 to 2 miles of moderate-to-strenuous terrain. They don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests and meadows along the rim of Crater Lake. On days when the road to Rim Village is closed, they explore the forests and meadows near Park Headquarters.
Ranger and Visitors Snowshoeing through the Forest
There is no cost for the tour, apart from the park’s winter entrance fee of $20 per vehicle. Snowshoes are provided free of charge and no previous snowshoeing experience is necessary. Participants must be at least 8 years old and come prepared with warm clothing and water-resistant footwear. Pets are not allowed.
Winter View of Wizard Island
Space on each tour is limited and advance reservations are required. For more information and to sign up, call 541-594-3100. Outdoor clubs, scout troops, and other organized groups of 10 or more people may be able to arrange for a separate tour, staff permitting.

Last updated: March 12, 2024

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Crater Lake, OR 97604


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