Crater Lake National Park does NOT offer or require reservations to enter the park.
Tours, Lodging, and Camping Reservations
Reservations and information for camping, lodging, or boat tours is found on the concessioner's website at travelcraterlake.com. Reservation and information for trolley tours is found on the concessioner's website at craterlaketrolley.net.
Permits are required for overnight backpacking in the park. They are available at the Ranger Station at Park Headquarters during business hours. Learn more about obtaining a backcountry permit.
Special Use Permits
Most special events and activities held in the park require a Special Use Permit. These permits are required for activities that provide a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than the public at large, and for activities that require some degree of management by the National Park Service. The goal of the park in issuing a permit is to ensure that the permitted activity does not interfere with the enjoyment of the park by other visitors and that the natural and cultural resources of the park are protected. Activities and events that require Special Use Permits include (but are not limited to):
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Commercial Use Authorizations
Permits are required of all individuals, organizations, and businesses who lead commercial trips in the park or in other ways receive monetary gain or profit from commercial activities in the park. Visit our Commercial Use Authorizations page to learn more.
Last updated: September 25, 2022