Oregon’s Crater Lake is a spectacular place that contains the purest water on Earth. For generations, it has inspired wonder in families, artists, and scientists alike.
The Crater Lake National Park Trust is a nonprofit organization that helps to protect, promote, and enhance, its unique water purity, and its value for human inspiration and knowledge. You can also about our work.
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Watch the CBS News video featuring "The Old Man of the Lake" which originally appeared on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016
Get a glimpse at "Natural History," a 25-minute composition written to honor this natural wonder and performed by the Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake National Park. See the video.
No matter the season, there's plenty to do at Crater Lake National Park. Take a look at your options with Travel Southern Oregon.Read more
The Crater Lake National Park Trust supports a bill by U.S. Rep. Blumenauer and U.S. Sen. Wyden because it fits with the trust’s goals and promotes outdoors access.Read more
Created by the explosion of Mt. Mazama 7,700 years ago, Crater Lake has long inspired reverence and wonder.Read more
Crater Lake National Park and Wuyishan National Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in China, are now sister parks.Read more
The Mazama newt, once the top of the lake's food chain, is threatened by invading crayfish. Read, watch or listen to this OPB report.Read more
Wolf OR7 and a mate have produced offspring in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, wildlife biologists confirm.Read more
Crater Lake National Park has to be seen to be believed. Come in the summer or winter. Here's how to get here.Read more
Park service rangers lead guided snowshoe tours at the lake each winter. They're free! Learn more about them.Read more
You can support the Crater Lake Trust and with a contribution and save money on your taxes.Read more