Crater Lake National Park News
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Crater Lake National Park to Move to Cashless Fee Collection Beginning January 1, 2023
December 29, 2022 | 10:02 am
Beginning January 1, 2023, Crater Lake National Park will transition to a fully cashless fee system and only accept mobile or electronic payments for entrance and permit fees. Acceptable payment forms include credit and debit cards as well payment apps on mobile devices.
Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks Begin for the 2022/2023 Winter Season
December 19, 2022 | 2:33 pm
Crater Lake National Park staff is pleased to announce that our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks have begun for the 2022-2023 winter season. The walks take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and most holidays, from December 17 through April 30. They will also be offered daily from December 17 through January 2 and from March 25 through April 1. Snowshoes are provided free of charge and no previous snowshoeing experience is necessary.
Crater Lake, Lava Beds, Lassen Volcanic and Whiskeytown Enter into Agreement for Annual Passes
December 16, 2022 | 10:08 am
Due to overwhelming public support, Crater Lake National Park, in conjunction with Lava Beds National Monument, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, will be implementing an agreement to honor each other’s annual passes beginning January 1, 2023. This will allow visitors to access all four parks through the purchase of a single annual pass at one of the four parks.
Winter Fees and Road Closures
October 24, 2022 | 3:56 pm
Rim Drive and North Entrance Road are now CLOSED for the season. The road from Rim Village to Discovery Point Overlook (approximately 1 mile) will remain OPEN if conditions permit until November 1st. Winter fees are also now in effect. Highway 62 through the park and the road to Rim Village remain OPEN as does the park.
Crater Lake National Park Plans Prescribed Burns for Fall 2022
October 3, 2022 | 10:22 am
Crater Lake National Park Fire Management staff are preparing to implement three prescribed fire projects in the park this fall.
Pile Burning and Prescribed Fire at Crater Lake National Park
April 4, 2022 | 11:00 am
Prescribed fire season has arrived at Crater Lake National Park and the park will be applying prescribed fire to the landscape in preparation for the upcoming fire season, including hand thinning of small trees and brush and pile burning this material.
Park Seeking Public Comment On Cleetwood Trail and Marina Rehabilitation
January 18, 2022 | 6:04 pm
The National Service is proposing to rehabilitate the 1.1-mile Cleetwood Cove Trail and lakeside marina facilities. This trail is the most heavily used trail in the Crater Lake National Park and the only permitted access to the lakeshore.
2021 Winter Road Closures and Entrance Fees
November 3, 2021 | 8:01 pm
Crater Lake National Park’s North Entrance Road and Rim Drive closed for the season on November 1st. All visitors to Crater Lake National Park must use Highway 62 to access the park from the south or west during these closures. Also on November 1st, the park began charging its winter entrance fee. The fee is $20 per car, $15 per motorcycle, and $15 per person on foot or bike.
Fire Restrictions Lifted
September 30, 2021 | 3:57 pm
The fire danger level within Crater Lake National Park has dropped from extreme to high. Effective October 1 at 00:01 am, Crater Lake National Park has rescinded the fire restrictions implemented on June 30, 2021.
Crater Lake Trail Management Plan Available for Review
September 22, 2021 | 11:58 am
The National Park Service is seeking public input on a Trail Management Plan for Crater Lake National Park. The purpose of the trail management plan is to provide high-quality nonmotorized recreational opportunities while preserving park resources.