Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park sits in southern Oregon and is what is known as a caldera lake which is the result of volcanic activity where the earth collapses as magma is exiting beneath the volcano. The area became a National Park in 1902 and was only the fifth National Park to be formed in the United States. The deepest part of the lake is almost 2000 feet deep making it second deepest lake on the continent and the ninth deepest on Earth. Vistors enjoy fishing, hiking and camping.

Crater Lake National Park Info


Crater Lake National Park

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News

Winter 2019-2020 Road Closures and Fees

Crater Lake National Park’s North Entrance Road and Rim Drive closes for the season on November 1st.  All visitors to Crater Lake National Park must use Highway 62 to access the park from the south or west during these closures.

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks to Start This Weekend

Crater Lake National Park staff is pleased to announce our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks begin this weekend for the 2019-20 winter season.  The walks take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and most holidays (except December 25) from December 7 through April 26.  They will also be offered daily from December 26 through January 5 and from March 20 through March 29.  Snowshoes are provided free of charge and no previous snowshoeing experience is necessary.

Celebrating 100 Years of Weather Observation

On Monday, October 7, 2019, representatives from the National Weather Service will be at Crater Lake National Park to celebrate 100 years of weather observation. There will be a brief ceremony on the back porch of Crater Lake Lodge at 1:00 PM. All are welcome to attend.

Crater Lake National Park Photos

Crater Lake Blues

Cole Chase Photography posted a photo:

Crater Lake Blues

At 1,943 feet deep Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. Taken on an autumn afternoon, this is the classic view from rim village.

Summer Storm Over Crater Lake

RobertCross1 (off and on) posted a photo:

Summer Storm Over Crater Lake

Looking down from the east rim towards the little island called the Phantom Ship while a summer thunderstorm brings dark clouds and bands of rain sweeping across the edges of the crater and warm sunlight struggles to push through a gap in the storm to the southwest. There's no place quite like Oregon.

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Wizard Island, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Saying Hello

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Saying Hello

Lodge in the Night

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Lodge in the Night

Happy Window Wednesday

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Elements II

The Milky Way over Crater Lake, Oregon. 20 Light Frames processed in Starry Landscape Stacker. The bright object you can see above the milky way is Jupiter. The lights from the hotel and some car headlights can be see on the crater rim.

Clark's Nutcracker

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Clark's Nutcracker

Night at the Rim

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Night at the Rim

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Rim Road Overlook, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

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Clark's Nutcracker, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Night in Oregon

Ken Krach Photography posted a photo:

Night in Oregon

Milky Way Above Oregon

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Milky Way Above Oregon

Milky Over Oregon

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Milky Over Oregon

Ribbon Over Crater Lake

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Ribbon Over Crater Lake

Pumice Castle, Crater Lake

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Pumice Castle, Crater Lake

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Crater Lake

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Mountain Chickadee

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Mountain Chickadee

Douglas's squirrel

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Douglas's squirrel