With sufficient snow on the ground, a nine mile (14.5 km) route to the rim of Crater Lake is groomed for snowmobiles. This route follows the North Entrance Road from OR Hwy 138. This road usually closes to vehicle and bicycle traffic around November 1. Generally, with the right snow conditions the route is opened for snow mobiles from December through March. Snowmobiles are not permitted beyond North Junction or on any other snow-covered area in the park.

Fees and Passes

All visitors of Crater lake National Park must have a valid entrance pass for the entire duration of their time in the park. Obtain a pass in advance at Your Pass Now.

In addition to the park pass,any vehicle parked at Oregon's North Crater Lake Sno-Park requires a valid Oregon Sno-Park permit.


  • Snowmobiles must stay on the groomed and marked route.
  • All operators must possess and carry a valid state driver’s license or a state snowmobile permit.
  • Operators under 16 years of age must be accompanied and supervised within line of sight by a responsible person age 21 or older.
  • Operators under 12 years of age must be accompanied on the same machine by a responsible person age 21 or older.
  • Operators must carry and display a valid state registration for each snowmobile.

Last updated: February 20, 2019

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Mailing Address:

Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake, OR 97604


541 594-3000

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