Deep Water in a Sleeping Volcano

Crater Lake inspires awe. Native Americans witnessed its formation 7,700 years ago, when a violent eruption triggered the collapse of a tall peak. Scientists marvel at its purity: fed by rain and snow, it’s the deepest lake in the USA and perhaps the most pristine on earth. Artists, photographers, and sightseers gaze in wonder at its blue water and stunning setting atop the Cascade Mountain Range.

A fire burns in the forest west of Crater Lake.

Is Anything Closed Today?

Some roads, trails, and facilities are currently closed or restricted. Before you visit, check here.

A blue car travels along the East Rim Drive.

Plan Your Summer Visit

View the park's summer newspaper to learn about hiking trails, ranger programs, scenic drives, and more.

Bicyclists on the East Rim Drive

Ride the Rim

Enjoy a challenging hike or bike along vehicle-free sections of the Rim Drive on September 9 and 16, 2017.

Last updated: August 8, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Crater Lake National Park
PO Box 7

Crater Lake , OR 97604

Phone:

(541) 594-3000

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