Getting Here

Crater Lake National Park is a wonder that has to be seen to be believed. Come in the summer to bask in the sunshine, or enjoy the isolation of winter, when the Park receives an average of 44 feet of snow. Whenever you come, you will enjoy your trip more if you plan ahead.

Let us help you!

Check out the tabs under the plan your visit heading on the left side of this page.  Get information on where to stay, what to do and the best way to get to Crater Lake.

View road and weather conditions from the Annie Springs entrance to the park, near Highway 62!

 

View hourly weather data from the park's weather stations, or download a PDF of current and projected weather data.


CRATER LAKE PARK WEBSITE

The best place to begin planning your trip is at the official Crater Lake National Park website which has information about operating hours and seasons, things to do, weather, and more.  For current information, visit the Park's "Things To Know Before You Come" page.

 

GETTING THERE

We encourage you to explore different routes entering and leaving the park; each has unique views to offer. Click here for more detailed seasonal driving directions.

Call the park at (541) 594-3000 or check here for current information about weather conditions and closures. You may also check road conditions throughout Oregon using The Oregon Department of Transportation's TripCheck website.


LODGING

At the Lake

Backcountry Camping
- Permits are available for overnight camping in the backcountry; permits are required for snow camping.
- Permits available through the visitors center

Crater Lake Lodge
- 71 rooms
- Open mid-May through mid-October
- (541)830-8700

Lost Creek Campground
- 16 sites, no reservations
- Open approximately mid-July through early October
- Located at the southeast corner of the park on the Rim Drive 0n Pinnacles Road
- (541) 594-2211

Mazama Village Campground
- 212 sites
- Open mid-June through late September/early October
- 7 miles from the rim of the lake
- (888) 774-2728

Mazama Village Motor Inn
- 40 units
- 7 miles from the rim of Crater Lake
- Open June through early October
- Located at the Mazama Village Complex
- (541) 830-8700

NEARBY

Southern Oregon offers a host of attractions and activities within a two hour drive of Crater Lake. For a complete listing of attractions, regional driving tours, events, and lodging, visit the Southern Oregon Visitors Association.

Be sure to visit www.thingstodonearcraterlake.com for what to do before or after you have spent your time up at the lake.

For other activities in Klamath County, home to Crater Lake, visit the Discover Klamath website.

Visit Travel Oregon's official travel website or Oregon.com to learn about events and destinations across the beautiful state of Oregon.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the North:   
 
Bend
(Summer Route)
- Take Highway 97 South
- Turn right on Highway 138 West
- Turn left into the North entrance of the park

(Winter Route)
Take Highway 97 South
Turn right on Highway 62 North and West 
Turn right into the South entrance of the Park
    
 Portland
(Summer Route)
Take I-5 South
Turn left on Highway 138 East
Turn right into the North entrance of the park
             
(Winter Route)
Take I-5 South
Turn left on Highway 138 East
Turn right on Highway 230 South
Turn right on Highway 62 East
Turn left into the South entrance of the park

From the South:

Medford (or California)
Take I-5 North
Turn right on Highway 62 North
Turn right into the West entrance of the park

Klamath Falls
Take Highway 97 North
Turn left on Highway 62 West

 

Support Crater Lake

The Trust depends on your tax-deductible donations to help students, teachers, and visitors to share in the excitement of this great natural wonder.

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Crater Lake License Plates

For just $20, you can join some 200,000 Oregon residents and show your support for Crater Lake by purchasing a Crater Lake License Plate.

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Contact Us

Email Us:
info@craterlaketrust.org

Write Us:
Crater Lake National Park Trust
PO Box 62
Crater Lake, OR 97604

Call Us:
(541) 770-1179

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