Planning a visit in the near future? This webpage describes what is open and closed in the park right now. After reading this page, feel free to call us at 541-594-3100 if you have any questions. We are usually reachable from 9 am–5 pm daily.
Park Hours & Entrance Fee
The park is open 24 hours a day. You can arrive at any time. No reservations are needed to enter the park. The entrance fee for most vehicles is $30, good for up to 7 days.
Some winter road closures are still in effect. See the map below. Part of the East Rim Drive, as well as the Pinnacles Road, are closed to automobiles. (They have recently been plowed but still need to be repaired, swept, and signed before we can open them to driving. We do not have an estimated date as to when this will happen.) All other roads, and all park entrances, are open 24 hours. Learn more about seasonal road closures here. Find directions to the park here.
Weather permitting, you can enjoy spectacular views of Crater Lake at Rim Village and from overlooks on the Rim Drive. In the summer, the lake is typically visible about 95% of the time. To find out if it's visible right now, view our webcam at Rim Village. When viewing the lake, please stay back from cliff edges.
The National Weather Service provides the most accurate weather forecast for the park. For average high and low temperatures, consult the park's climate chart. At the Park Headquarters weather station, rangers have been recording weather data since 1931. Observations are made each morning and uploaded to the National Weather Service. To find out yesterday's high and low temperatures, rain and snow totals, and current snow depth, view the "daily almanac" for the location "Crater Lake NPS."
Food & Dining
Food is available at Rim Village and Mazama Village. At Rim Village, the Rim Café (9 am–6 pm) sells sandwiches, salads, and snacks. Crater Lake Lodge also serves meals, but for overnight guests only. At Mazama Village, the Annie Creek Restaurant (11 am–8 pm) serves pizza, burgers, and other entrees, and a general store (10 am–7 pm) sells groceries, sandwiches, and snacks.
Gifts & Souvenirs
At Rim Village, souvenirs are available at the Rim Visitor Center (9 am–5 pm) and Rim Gift Shop (9 am–6 pm). At Mazama Village, you can shop at Annie Creek Gifts (11 am–9 pm) and the general store (10 am–7 pm).
Restrooms & Drinking Water
At Rim Village, restrooms are open 24 hours. At Mazama Village, restrooms are open during business hours. Vault toilets are open 24 hours at the locations shown on the map below. You can fill water bottles from a fountain outside the Rim Village Visitor Center. At Mazama Village, there’s a faucet outside the general store. Bottled water is available at the Rim Village Gift Shop, Annie Creek Gifts, and the Mazama Village general store.
Visitor Centers & Ranger Programs
The Rim Village Visitor Center is open 9 am–5 pm. Junior Ranger activity books are available from a dispenser on the front porch. You can also download a Junior Ranger activity book from home. Souvenir passport stamps are available during business hours (and also at the Post Office during business hours). Alternately, you can print your own passport stamp and paste it into your passport book. The visitor center at Park Headquarters is currently closed for construction. The park film is not available for viewing at this time. No ranger programs are being offered right now. Trolley tours will probably begin on June 28. Boat tours will hopefully start in early-to-mid July.
A US Post Office trailer is open 10 am–2 pm (except on Sundays and holidays) across from the Visitor Center at Park Headquarters.
Self-serve, unleaded gasoline is available at the Mazama Village general store (10 am–7 pm daily). A charging station for electric vehicles can be found in front of the Annie Creek Restaurant & Gift Shop at Mazama Village.
Lost & Found
Call the Ranger Station at 541-594-3060.
Phone & Internet
Dial 911 to report any emergency, 24 hours a day. Cell reception in the park is spotty, but an emergency landline can be found outside the “snow tunnel” entrance to the Administration Building at Park Headquarters, adjacent to the Visitor Center. WiFi with limited bandwidth may be available at the park's concession-run facilities.
Lodging & Camping
Lodging is available at Crater Lake Lodge and the Mazama Village Cabins. To check availability and make a reservation, call 866-292-6720 or book online. The park's campgrounds are currently closed. Mazama Campground should be opening sometime in late June, but an exact date has not been determined yet. Reservations for July, August, and September can be made by calling 866-292-6720 or booking online. Lost Creek Campground will not be opening this year. Camping in the park's pullouts and parking lots is prohibited. Visit our lodging & camping page for a list of options outside the park. The closest places for overnight parking and camping right now are the Annie Creek Sno-Park (0.5 miles south of the park on Highway 62) and the Thousand Springs Sno-Park (2.4 miles west of the park on Highway 62). Camping in all Oregon Sno-Parks is free of charge from May through October.
Walks & Hikes
Many of the park’s hiking trails are still partly covered by snow. Garfield Peak and Watchman Peak are officially closed due to hazardous conditions. All other trails are open, but may be hard to follow and potentially hazardous. The Cleetwood Cove Trail, which leads to the shore of Crater Lake, is free of snow. It is a strenuous trail, 2.2 miles roundtrip, with an elevation gain of 700 feet. See the map below. The Boundary Springs Trail, which leads to the headwaters of the Rogue River, is also snow-free. It is a 5-mile roundtrip with an elevation gain of 400 feet. The trail starts outside the park on Highway 230. Another good place to go for a walk is along the section of the East Rim Drive that has recently been plowed but is not yet open to automobiles. Hikers, bicyclists, and pets on leash are allowed past the gates at Skell Head and Park Headquarters. Please be alert for fallen rocks, downed trees, road damage, and administrative vehicles.
Backpacking is allowed in the park year-round. All campers must obtain a free permit before setting out. Permits are available 8 am–4:30 pm daily at the Ranger Station at Park Headquarters, 100 yards south of the Visitor Center. Campsites must be at least 1 mile from the nearest road that is open to motor vehicles, out of sight of any trail or route, and at least 100 feet back from the edge of the caldera. For recommendations on where to go, call the Ranger Station at 541-594-3060 to discuss your trip with a ranger.
Pets on leash are welcome in the park, but only in certain areas. They are allowed in Mazama Campground, on paved surfaces (such as the sidewalks at Rim Village), in parking lots and picnic areas, and on several trails: the Godfrey Glen Trail, Lady of the Woods Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Grayback Drive. They are not allowed elsewhere, or inside buildings.
Recreation Map Showing Current Conditions
Map of Rim Village
Last updated: June 25, 2022