There were limited ranger programs in 2022. Please check at the visitor centers for any remaining scheduled talks. Trolley tours continue until September 30.The last boat tours are Friday, September 16. The final Bird Banding program is on October 4 and registration is required.
SUMMER Ranger Programs
Most ranger programs begin in late June and continue through mid-September. Program times are listed in the park newspaper which is received upon arrival or viewed online. Program descriptions are posted weekly at the visitor centers.
WINTER Ranger ProgramsRanger-guided snowshoe walks are offered most years from late November through the end of April. No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary. Aside from the park entry fee, there is no cost for the snowshoe walk and snowshoes are provided free of charge. Visit our guided snowshoe walks page for more information.
Junior Ranger ActivitiesChildren, ages 6 to 12, may participate in any of four daily Junior Ranger activities about volcanoes, pikas, art and other fascinating park-related subjects. All activities begin at the Rim Village Visitor Center (look for the flag) and last 20 minutes. Upon completing an activity each participant receives a “very cool” Crater Lake iron-on patch. Most activities are accessible but check with a ranger for recommendations.
In addition to the earning a patch, children may also earn a Junior Ranger badge. Stop by a visitor center and ask for a Junior Ranger Book. Once the required pages are completed return to the visitor center to talk with a ranger and receive a badge.
Boat and Trolley ToursConcessioners offer daily boat and trolley tours. Onboard park rangers provide a perspective of the park's landscape and history, the story of Mount Mazama, and details of lake research. Go to Boat and Trolley Tours for more information about each type of tour and links to make reservations.
Last updated: September 15, 2022