Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park Information

Location southwestern Oregon, USA
Nearest City Medford
Coordinates 42°56′29″N 122°09′04″W
Area 183,225 Acres (74,149 ha)
Established May 22, 1902 Established: May 22, 1902
Visitors 446,516 (in 2009) 
Governing Body National Park Service

Crater Lake National Park Operating Hours & Seasons

Area Name Timings
Steel Visitor Center In November, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, daily
November through late April, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rim Visitor Center May - September, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, daily.
Closed October to May.
Rim Village Cafe and Gifts Open daily,
10:00 am - 4:30 pm mid October to May.
Annie Creek Restaurant Open daily,
8:00 am - 8:00 pm May - September (7:00 am - 9:00 pm in July & August).
Closed September to May.
Mazama Village Camper Store Open daily,
10:00 am - 5 pm May to September (7:00 am - 9:00 pm in July & August).  Closed October to May.
Gasoline available mid May to mid October.

Crater Lake National Park Fees & Reservations

Type Ticket Price
Car $10.00 (7 day pass)
Motorcycle $5.00 per person (7 day pass)
Commercial Vehicles
Capacity of 1 to 6 individuals $25.00 + passenger fee ($5.00) 
Capacity of 7 to 15 individuals $75.00
Capacity of 16 to 25 individuals $100.00
Capacity of 26 or more individual $200.00

Crater Lake National Park Entrance Fees

Individual Entry (Vehicle) $ 10.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Individual Entry (bike, foot) $ 5.00 (Seven Day Pass)
Gold Access Pass Free (Lifetime - good in all natl parks)
Golden Age Pass (1 time fee - for those 62+ years young) $ 10.00 (Lifetime - good in all natl parks)
National Park Pass (1 year from date of purchase) $ 50.00 (good in all natl parks)
Golden Eagle Pass (1 year from date of purchase) $ 15.00 (good in all natl parks & forests)

Crater Lake National Park Nearby Attractions

Other Attractions

  • Deschutes National Forest
  • Winema National Forest
  • Rogue River National Forest
  • Umpqua National Forest
  • Cascades Volcano Observatory

Local Partners & Information Resources

  • Xanterra Parks and Resorts
  • Southern Oregon Visitors Association
  • Klamath Tribes
  • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe
  • Klamath County Tourism

Crater Lake National Park Hiking Trails

Trail Length Time
Sun Notch Viewpoint 0.5 mile round trip 0.5 hour
Castle Crest Wildflower Garden 0.5 loop trail 0.5 hour
Godfrey Glen 1.0 mile 0.75 hour
Watchman Peak 1.4 miles round trip 1.0 hour
Cleetwood Cove 2.2 miles round trip 2.0 hours
Annie Creek Canyon 1.7 miles loop trip 1.5 hours
Garfield Peak 3.4 miles round trip 2.0 to 3 hours
Mt Scott 5.0 miles round trip 3.0 hours

Crater Lake National Park Skiing Guide

Ski Trail Length Difficulty
Wizard Island Overlook 5.0 miles round trip, 2.0 miles round trip to Discovery Point Beginning Skier
Mazama Village Loop 1.0 mile round trip Beginning Skier
Hemlock Trail 1.0 mile round trip Intermediate Skier
Sun Notch Trail 10.0 miles round trip Intermediate Skier
Raven Trail 1.0 mile one-way Advanced Skier
Dutton Creek 4.5 miles one-way Advanced Skier

Crater Lake National Park Weather Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg High - °F 33.6 35.1 37.2 42.9 50.2 58.2 68.9 69.1 62.2 52.1 40.1 34.7 48.8
Avg Low - °F 17.5 18.6 19.0 22.6 28.4 34.2 41.1 40.8 36.5 30.7 23.6 19.3 27.7
Avg Precip (in) 10.71 8.71 7.95 4.88 3.37 2.43 0.81 0.94 2.08 5.23 9.59 11.37 68.08
Avg Snowfall (in) 107.2 89.4 87.2 44.9 20.9 4.1 0.2 0.2 2.9 22.6 63.5 92.8 536.0
Avg Snow Depth (in) 81.0 105.0 119.0 113.0 78.0 24.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 3.0 17.0 48.0 49.0