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.
All park roads and entrances are currently open 24 hours a day. See the map below. Learn about winter 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 occasionally hidden by low clouds or wildfire smoke. 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."
Fires and Smoke
It's fire season in the Pacific Northwest. To determine if your park visit might be impacted, use the following links. Visit TripCheck for information on road closures in Oregon. Consult the AirNow Fire and Smoke Map to see where fires are burning in the US and the extent of their smoke. (The blue dot represents Crater Lake. Click on the nearest circle to check the air quality at Rim Village.) Detailed information about specific fires can be found at Inciweb. Check our air quality page to view a graph of the past week's air quality at Mazama Village. To see if smoke is currently impacting views of the lake, view our webcam at Rim Village, which updates every 5 minutes. To look into the future, check the weather forecast. The wind direction is sometimes the best indicator of how smoky it might be in the next 48 hours. If there are fires burning to the west and south, for example, west or south winds are bad news at Crater Lake (north or east winds would be preferable).
Walks & Hikes
All hiking trails in the park are currently open.
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–9 pm) serves pizza, burgers, and other entrees, and a general store (9 am–9 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 the Mazama Visitor Center (9 am–5 pm), Annie Creek Gifts (11 am–9 pm), and the Mazama Village general store (9 am–9 pm).
Restrooms & Drinking Water
Restrooms at Rim Village and Mazama Campground are open 24 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 Mazama Village general store.
Visitor Centers & Ranger Programs
The Rim Village Visitor Center is open daily 9:30 am–5 pm. The Mazama Village Visitor Center is open daily 9 am–5 pm. Junior Ranger activity books are available from an outdoor dispenser at each location. You can also download a Junior Ranger activity book from home. Souvenir passport stamps are available 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.
Join a ranger for a 2-hour, narrated tour on the Rim Drive. Tours cover a variety of topics and stop at half-a-dozen scenic overlooks. Tickets may be purchased between 9 am and 3 pm by calling 541-882-1896 or at the trolley parked in the middle of Rim Village. Tickets may also be reserved online.
A US post office in the Mazama Village Visitor Center is open 9 am–12 pm and 1pm–3 pm (except Sundays and holidays).
Self-serve, unleaded gas is available at the Mazama Village general store (9 am–9 pm). An electric vehicle charging station is located in front of the Annie Creek 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. Camping is available at Mazama Campground. All three facilities are operated by the park's concessioner, Crater Lake Hospitality. For reservations, call 866-292-6720 or book online. To contact any of the facilities directly, call 541-594-2255. At Mazama Campground, any campsites that have not been reserved are given out on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 12 pm at the Mazama Village general store. The park's other campground, Lost Creek, 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 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.
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: August 2, 2022