Vehicle Free Days on East Rim Drive

Visitor enjoying biking on East Rim Drive.

The park will host two hiking and biking days on East Rim Drive, September 9 and 16, 2017. This will be a perfect opportunity for park visitors to hike and bike on 24 miles of road without cars and enjoy spectacular views of America's deepest lake and surrounding forests.

Weather in September can be beautiful and sunny, but mornings and evenings are cool. The park can receive some snow in September, but it generally melts off on the first sunny day. Check out our Current Conditions page for the latest forecast and weather as the weekends approach.

The road is not flat. At times there are steep grades to climb. Check out our brochure on Bicycling at Crater Lake for more information. The part of the road closed for this event will be from North Junction to Park Headquarters. The elevation ranges between 6,450 feet and 7,050 feet on this section. Click here for a map! Recent rock scaling has resulted in rough road surfaces in the Dutton Ridge area. Please use caution.

The entrance fee into the park is $15 per vehicle or $10 per person ($15 per family) if walking or bicycling into the park. There is no additional fee to participate in the event. Once you arrive at the park, information will be available at the North and South Entrance Stations and the park's two visitor information centers, one at Rim Village and the other at Park Headquarters.

Parking will be available at North Junction and in the maintenance area at Park Headquarters. Parking is limited, so we recommend carpooling as much as possible.

Lost Creek Campground will be CLOSED from 3:00 PM Friday, 9/8, until 10:00 AM Sunday, 9/10, because of the temporary road closure to vehicles and for administrative use for volunteers. It also will be CLOSED from 3:00 PM Friday, 9/15, until 10:00 AM Sunday, 9/17.

Although East Rim Drive will be closed to motorized vehicles for this event, the North Entrance Road, West Rim Drive, Munson Valley Road and Highway 62 through the park will remain open for vehicular traffic.

Check back for updates!

Last updated: January 14, 2018

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