Crater Lake National Park Notifies Visitors and Residents to “Be Ready” for Potential Evacuation of Rim Village and Park Headquarters Areas

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Date: August 2, 2016
Contact: Jennifer Evans, 541-594-3002
Contact: Marsha McCabe, 541-594-3091

Crater Lake National Park is issuing a Level 1 Evacuation Notice for Rim Village and Park Headquarters effective at 3:30 p.m., August 2, 2016. The Level 1 notice informs residents and visitors to "be ready" for a potential evacuation of Rim Village and Park Headquarters in the event that the Bybee Creek Fire approaches these areas. Current or projected threats from the approaching fire indicate that there may be a need to evacuate in the future. Mazama Village and other areas in the park are not affected by this Level 1 notice.

Residents and visitors should monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information regarding potential evacuations. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, and pets.


There are three evacuation notice levels: Level 1 "
BE READY" for potential evacuation; Level 2 "BE SET" to evacuate; and Level 3 "GO" Evacuate now. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system. In the event that this occurs, the park will make every attempt to contact visitors and residents personally. If you are absent from your residence, campsite, or vehicle for more than a short time, please leave a note with your name and a contact telephone number in a door or window (where it can be easily seen).


Park visitors will be advised as conditions change and are encouraged to check the park website (
www.nps.gov/crla), Facebook, or Twitter, as well as InciWeb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4899/ for current status and updates. Fire information is also available at park entrance stations and at both visitor centers.


The Bybee Creek Fire once again became active in the afternoon hours on Monday, August 1, spotting up towards the Rim Road and into the caldera. The fire is currently 720 acres and 10% contained. Weather concerns for today are low relative humidity and gusty winds.


On August 1, West Rim Drive was closed from Discovery Point to North Junction to protect the public as firefighters continued with fire operations. On August 2, this road closure was extended east to the intersection of West Rim Drive and Munson Valley Road. The Pacific Crest Trail remains closed from Dutton Creek Camp to the PCT parking lot on North Entrance Road. Rim Trail is closed from Rim Village to North Junction as well.



Last updated: August 2, 2016

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