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Crater Lake is widely known for its intense blue color and spectacular views. During summer, visitors may navigate the Rim Drive around the lake, enjoy boat tours on the lake surface, stay in the historic Crater Lake Lodge, camp at Mazama Village, or hike some of the park's various trails including Mt. Scott at 8,929 ft.

Diverse interpretive programs enhance visitors' knowledge and appreciation of this national park, 90% of which is managed as wilderness. The winter brings some of the heaviest snowfall in the country, averaging 533 inches per year. Although park facilities mostly close for this snowy season, visitors may view the lake during fair weather, enjoy cross-country skiing, and participate in weekend snowshoe hikes.

   

CONTACTS

Email - CRLA_Information_
Requests@nps.gov

Fax- 541-594-3010

Write to
P.O. Box 7
Crater Lake, OR 97604

Phone
Visitor Information - 541-594-3100

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
The park is always open, but many of the roads and facilities are closed during the winter.

Summer Hours --

Rim Village Visitor Center: Early June through late September, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, daily.

Steel Visitor Center: Early April through early November, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, daily.

Winter Hours --

Steel Visitor Center: Early November through early April, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, daily.

Getting There
PLANE - The closest airports are located in Klamath Falls (60 miles from the park) and Medford (80 miles from the park).

CAR - From the North: From Roseburg - route 138 east to the park's north entrance. From Bend - Route 97 south to route 138 west to the park's north entrance.

From the South: From Medford - Route 62 north and east to the park's west entrance. From Klamath Falls - Route 97 north to route 62 north and west to the park's south entrance.

FEES/PERMITS


CAMPING

Lost Creek Campground
Lost Creek Campground has 16 tent sites and is open from mid-July to early October. Please Note - Weather can impact the opening and closing dates of the campground.

Mazama Campground
Mazama campground has 200 sites and is open early June through early October. Reservations are not taken, however sites are usually available. Running water, flush toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings are provided. Please Note - Weather can impact the opening and closing dates of the campground.

LODGING

Crater Lake Lodge
Crater Lake Lodge has 71 rooms and is normally open mid-May through mid-October. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
For More Information on this lodging please call (541)830-8700

Mazama Village Motor Inn
Mazama Village Motor Inn has 40 units and is located in the Mazama Village complex. It is open June through early October, and reservations are recommended.
For More Information on this lodging please call (541)830-8700

FACILITIES

Visitor Centers
RIM VILLAGE VISITOR CENTER
Location - Rim Village
Available Facilities - Gift shop, cafeteria, and Crater Lake Lodge.

STEEL VISITOR CENTER
Open All Year
Phone - (541)594-3100
Location - Park Headquarters
Special Programs - A 16-minute film, The Crater Lake Story, is shown every half hour.
Exhibits - Current exhibits include park orientation and the Bull Trout Restoration Project.
Available Facilities - Post Office at Steel Visitor Center: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, except holidays.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Crater Lake National Park.
 Campgrounds Near Crater Lake National Park:
Mazama Campground, Klamath County, 3 miles away
Crater Lake National Park - Mazama, Crater Lake, 3 miles away
Crater Lake National Park - Lost Creek, Crater Lake, 6 miles away
Annie Creek Sno-Park, Fort Klamath, 9 miles away
Sevenmile Marsh Campground, Klamath County, 10 miles away
Three Lakes Sno-Park, Crater Lake, 11 miles away
Diamond Lake RV Park, Chemult, 11 miles away
 Hotels Near Crater Lake National Park:
Crater Lake Inn And Retreat, Chiloquin , 25 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn, Klamath Falls , 40 miles away
Super 8 Klamath Falls, Klamath Falls , 40 miles away
Shilo Inn Suites Hotel Klamath Falls, Klamath Falls , 40 miles away
Travelodge Klamath Falls, Klamath Falls , 42 miles away
Cerulean, Klamath Falls , 42 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites KLAMATH FALLS CENTRAL, Klamath Falls , 43 miles away
 Trails Near Crater Lake National Park:
Garfield Peak Trail, Klamath County , 1 miles away,  3.4 hiking miles, 1122 feet elevation difference
Dutton Creek Trail, Klamath County , 2 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1080 feet elevation difference
Crater Peak Trail, Klamath County , 3 miles away,  4.8 hiking miles, 838 feet elevation difference
Lightening Spring Trail, Klamath County , 5 miles away,  7.2 hiking miles, 1585 feet elevation difference
Union Peak Trail, Klamath County , 5 miles away,  9.6 hiking miles, 1645 feet elevation difference
Moude Mountain Trail, Klamath County , 7 miles away,  29 hiking miles, 1315 feet elevation difference
Mount Scott Trail, Klamath County , 8 miles away,  4.2 hiking miles, 1381 feet elevation difference
 Beaches Near Crater Lake National Park:
Pumice Beach, Douglas County , 13 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Crater Lake National Park:
Willamette Pass, Oregon , 36 miles away, 1563 foot drop, 6 lifts, 29 runs
Mt. Ashland, Oregon , 58 miles away, 1195 foot drop, 4 lifts, 23 runs
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon , 64 miles away, 3365 foot drop, 13 lifts, 71 runs
Hoodoo, Oregon , 78 miles away, 1035 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Mount Shasta, California , 80 miles away, 1390 foot drop, 5 lifts, 32 runs
 Whitewater Near Crater Lake National Park:
Rogue River - North Fork, Jackson County , 23 miles away, Class IV - 3 miles long (Natural Bridge to Woodruff Bridge)
Rogue River - North Fork, Jackson County , 25 miles away, Class III - 6 miles long (River Bridge to North Fork Park)
Rogue River - North Fork, Jackson County , 27 miles away, Class IV(V+) - 3.3 miles long (Mill Creek Falls to Lost Creek Lake)
Jackson Creek, Douglas County , 30 miles away, Class IV(V) - 8 miles long (NF300 to Cover Camp)
 Public Lands Near Crater Lake National Park:
Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake - CA , 66 miles away
Jackson F. Kimball State Park, Oregon , 13 miles away
Rogue River National Forest, Oregon , 14 miles away
Collier Memorial State Park, Oregon , 22 miles away
Clyde Holliday State Park, Oregon , 34 miles away
 Lakes Near Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake, Klamath County , 3 miles away
Diamond Lake, Douglas County , 13 miles away

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