Like No Place Else On Earth

Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.


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Find out what's happening in your park. Get updates on Twitter, share stories on Facebook, or view photos on Flickr.

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What's Open Today?

From October through June, many of the park's roads, trails, and facilities are closed due to snow. Click below to find out what's open right now.

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Park Visitors on a Guided Snowshoe Walk

Explore the Park on a Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walk!

Park rangers lead tours every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Walks are free; snowshoes are provided. Call 541-594-3100 for details & reservations.

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