Spectacular Volcanic Lake at Crater Lake National Park with multiple rim hikes, Rim Drive, can hike to lake level at Cleetwood Cove, see millions of stars on clear nights.
"Like No Place Else On Earth
Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom."
From NP Website:
Getting to the Park
Please be aware that areas in and close to the park have little to no cell phone coverage. In planning your trip, also know that from November to May, there is no gasoline for sale in the park. The nearest gas stations are 35 miles away in the towns of Chiloquin and Prospect.
For GPS: The park has no physical address. The Steel Visitor Center (open year round) is at 42 53' 48.91"N 122 08' 03.08"W or you can enter "Crater Lake" as a town or waypoint.
The closest airports are located in Klamath Falls (60 miles from the park) and Medford (80 miles from the park). Car rentals are available in both towns.
AmTrak provides service to Klamath Falls (60 miles from the park). From there, it is possible to rent a car or arrange a shuttle (seasonal).
At this time, no public transportation is available to access the park.
Roads inside and close to the park are typical mountain roads with many curves and a number of drop-offs. Weather can change suddenly, with snowstorms even in August. Drive cautiously especially if you're not used to mountain driving.
From the South (Year Round):
From Medford - Route 62 north and east to the park's west entrance.
From Klamath Falls - Route 97 north to Route 62 north and west to the park's south entrance.
From the North (Summer):
The park's north entrance is closed in the winter and spring. Dates can vary, but typically the north entrance is closed from early November to June. Please call park dispatch for the latest road status (541)594-3000.
From Roseburg - Route 138 east to the park's north entrance.
From Bend - Route 97 south to Route 138 west to the park's north entrance.
From the North (Winter):
From Roseburg - Route 138 east to Route 230 south to Route 62 east to the park's west entrance.
From Bend - Route 97 south to Route 62 north and west to the park's south entrance.
Ample Parking at pullouts around the lake.
Steel Visitor Center - Open 10AM-4PM daily (except December 25) from early November to early April. Open 9AM-5PM daily from late April to early November. Inside the visitor center building, a US Post Office is open Monday through Saturday, 10AM-2PM in winter and 9:00AM-Noon and 1PM-3PM in the summer.
Rim Visitor Center - Open late May through late September, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM daily. Closed October to May.
Rim Village Cafe and Gifts - Open daily 9:00 am - 6 pm. Operating Hours: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm in mid October to April. Extended hours start late April to September. Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25.
Annie Creek Restaurant (at Mazama Village) - Open Daily, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm start late May through at least early September. Extended hours in July and August. Closed sometime in late September or early October to May.
Mazama Village Camper Store - Open daily, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm late May to late September. Closed October to May. Gasoline available mid May to mid October. No gasoline available in the park from November through April.
Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room - Open daily, mid May to mid October. Closed mid October to late May.
Crater Lake National Park
P.O. Box 7
Crater Lake, Oregon 97604
Phone: (541) 594-3000
Fax: (541) 594-3010