Learn and Explore
Crater Lake National Park is Open Year-roundReservations are not required to enter the park, however an entry fee or pass is necessary.
With an average snowfall of 41 ft (13.5 m) the park is covered by snow most of the year. Visit the Current Conditions page or call 541-594-3100 to find out what's open in the park today. See maps for park boundaries, entrance stations, Rim Village and other locations.
The address below is for park headquarters. Sometimes GPS systems and digital map services do not recognize it. Try entering or selecting "Rim Village" as a town or waypoint, or entering the coordinates for park headquarters, which is 3 miles south of Rim Village:
42° 53' 48.91" North
The National Weather Service provides the most accurate weather forecast for the park. Historic high and low temperatures, rain and snow totals, and current snow depth, are recorded by park rangers and stored by the National Weather Service. View the "daily almanac" for the location "Crater Lake NPS" and select the date.
When it's raining or snowing, the lake is usually hidden by clouds. Crater Lake is completely invisible about 50% of the time in the winter! To find out if it's visible right now, view lake webcam at Rim Village.
GasolineWhen all the roads are open, it is possible to drive 100 miles within the park. Self-serve, unleaded gasoline is available in the park at the Mazama Village Store only during summer when the camper store is open. Anytime of the year, running out of gas results in frustration and is very expensive to rectify if a tow company has to deliver gas.
Fill you gas tank before reaching the park boundary.
EV Charging StationA charging station for electric vehicles is located in front of the Annie Creek Gift Shop in Mazama Village. It has one standard connector and one Tesla connector. If there is a heavy snowfall, the EV station may be unavailable until it can be dug out.
Helpful Trip Planning Links
Visiting the Park With Pets
Important information about visiting the park with your pet(s), ways to keep them safe, and where to take them.
Download the NPS App
The NPS App offers tools to explore more than 400 national parks nationwide. Save Crater Lake for offline use during your in-park visit.
Launching, landing, or operating an unmanned aircraft including drones on land or water within the park is prohibited.
In summer and fall air quality can be adversely affected by smoke from local wildfires. Check the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the park.
Last updated: August 1, 2022