Fall Packing List

Double Rainbow at Crater Lake
Double rainbow at Crater Lake

NPS Photo

Crater Lake National Park is beautiful in the fall, and it is a wonderful time for hiking and exploring the park as an outdoor classroom. However, it is a seasonal transition time and the weather can be unpredictable. While the winter snowfall doesn’t usually begin until late October, everyone should be prepared for any kind of weather.

Every student should pack the following
  • sturdy walking shoes (please, no flip-flops, sandals or Crocs)
  • warm socks
  • long pants (not shorts)
  • long-sleeve shirt
  • sweater or sweatshirt
  • ball cap (for sun)
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • water bottle
  • lunch
  • snack (to have before the program begins)
  • backpack (to carry extra snack and water bottle,)
  • optional: camera and binoculars
If the forecast calls for cold, snow, or rainy weather, students should pack
  • rain coat and/or warm jacket
  • long-underwear (handy on cold, windy, wet fall days)
  • wind or rain pants
  • gloves or mittens
  • warm hat (stocking hat)
  • extra socks and shoes for the ride home

Last updated: June 2, 2017