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Crater Lake National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Crater Lake National Park - News section for more.

  • Crater Lake National Park Seeks Public Input on Draft Accessibility Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan

    May 8, 2024 | 4:29 pm

    Crater Lake National Park has released a draft accessibility self-evaluation and transition plan. As part of the planning process, the National Park Service is seeking public comment on the draft plan. Your participation is important to us.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • National Park Service approves Crater Lake National Park concessions contract transfer

    April 18, 2024 | 2:16 pm

    CRATER LAKE, Ore. – The National Park Service (NPS) has approved the transfer of the Crater Lake National Park concessions contract formerly held by Crater Lake Hospitality.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks to Resume at Crater Lake in 2024

    March 12, 2024 | 2:19 pm

    Crater Lake National Park is pleased to announce the resumption of our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks. Walks will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays from Sunday, March 17 through Sunday, April 28 and on weekdays from Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29. Snowshoes will be provided free of charge and no previous snowshoeing experience is necessary.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Statement from National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director David Szymanski regarding Aramark operations at Crater Lake National Park

    February 15, 2024 | 4:07 pm

    The National Park Service (NPS) has provided notice to Crater Lake Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark, that NPS intends to terminate Crater Lake Hospitality’s contract to provide lodging, food and beverage service, retail, boat tours, and other visitor services at Crater Lake National Park and Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve unless Crater Lake Hospitality shows cause as to why NPS should not do so. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Weather Safety Hazards at Crater Lake National Park

    January 12, 2024 | 3:21 pm

    Crater Lake National Park has been experiencing extreme weather conditions over the past week that have resulted in failures of the park communication system. This has significantly impacted the ability to report emergency incidents so delays in response should be expected. Due to these conditions all facilities are closed, and backcountry travel is strongly discouraged. Highway 62 through the park remains open, but because of heavy and drifting snow and poor visibility, we are asking visitors to refrain from traveling in the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fire Restrictions Lifted in Crater Lake National Park

    September 6, 2023 | 4:54 pm

    The fire danger level within Crater Lake National Park has dropped from extreme to high due to recent moisture and predicted cooler temperatures. Effective September 7, 2023 at 00:01 am, Crater Lake National Park will rescind the fire ban implemented on July 28, 2023 To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, the following regulatory provisions apply to fires within Crater Lake National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Crater Lake National Park Implements Fire Ban for 2023

    July 26, 2023 | 3:22 pm

    With the increase in fire danger in southern Oregon, Crater Lake National Park will go into a full fire ban. The outlook is for above normal significant wildland fire potential for the next several months. To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, the following fire ban will be implemented effective at 00:01 AM on Friday July 28, 2023.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Historic East Rim Drive to Undergo Major Rehabilitation

    July 11, 2023 | 3:32 pm

    The scenic drive around the country’s deepest lake will be safer and smoother because of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) Legacy Restoration Fund. An approximately $56 million dollar project, scheduled to start in Crater Lake National Park this summer, will improve about 19 miles of East Rim Drive and a portion of the Cloudcap Spur Road.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov