Alerts & Conditions

Most roads, trails, and facilities are currently open. However, a few closures and restrictions are in effect.


All park roads are currently open 24 hours a day.

The East Rim Drive and Pinnacles Road will be closed to motor vehicles from 6 am to 6 pm on Saturday, September 14 and Saturday, September 21 for the park's annual "Ride the Rim" bicycle event.

Boat Tours
Boat tours on Crater Lake ended early this year due to a lack of concession staffing. The final day for boat tours was September 3.

Weather & Visibility
During storms, the lake is sometimes hidden by clouds. In September, the lake is typically invisible about 10% of the time. To find out if it's visible right now, view our webcam at Rim Village. The National Weather Service provides the most accurate weather forecast for the park.

Most facilities are fully open. One loop of Mazama Campground is closed for a hazard tree removal proejct. Visit our publications page to download a list of lodging and camping options outside the park. Camping in pullouts and parking lots is prohibited.

Two backcountry campsites are currently closed. The Dutton Creek and Red Cone campsites are closed for the season because of standing dead trees that could pose a hazard to campers. If you have questions about backcountry camping, please call the Backcountry Office at 541-594-3060.

Lost Creek Campground will be closed on the nights of September 13, 14, 20, and 21 during the park's annual "Ride the Rim" bicycle event.

Hiking Trails
The Godfrey Glen Trail is closed due to a damaged bridge. Part of the Castle Crest Trail is closed for the same reason. And a small section of the Discovery Point Trail near Rim Village is closed for construction.
Map Showing Winter Road Closures

Last updated: September 6, 2019

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Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604


(541) 594-3000

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