Crater Lake Institute

A free guide and library about Crater Lake National Park

WILL LAST RANGER OUT PLEASE TURN OFF THE LIGHTS! 😳

Little information is available, but it appears that, while the gate is open, no one is plowing the roads, all restrooms are closed, no one will help if you fall off the Rim. It’s a dangerous situation. Be aware, be safe, be ready to vote in the next election. 

Visitor Center

Washington (CNN) Nine members of the National Park System Advisory Board quit Tuesday [January 16, 2018], citing concern over the Trump administration’s priorities regarding the national parks, according to a letter obtained by CNN.

Guest Opinion about Funding Crater Lake maintenance by Bill Thorndike and Brad Hicks

Or, learn more here at OPB about the Trump Administration’s plans to charge $70 for a one day visit to Crater Lake. As one NPS staffer said: “what this says is that these parks aren’t for you!”

Crater Lake’s current weather at Mazama Village 6024′

Crater Lake
27°
Cloudy
07:3117:09 PST
Feels like: 21°F
Wind: 5mph W
Humidity: 91%
Pressure: 30.35"Hg
UV index: 1
MonTueWed
28/19°F
34/26°F
29/16°F

Long-term weather at Crater Lake

Monthly weather and climate at Crater Lake

Current snow depth at the Munson Valley weather station

Get started: Ranger Anne Spillane talks about Crater Lake.
Film thanks to finleyholiday.com

Three bears being fed by a member of the kitchen staff, another kitchen staffer in doorway of log structure, William G. Steel sitting looking on.

We have thousands of photos like this one. Those were the days: Caption: “Three bears being fed by a member of the kitchen staff, another kitchen staffer in doorway of log structure, William G. Steel sitting looking on”. And who is William Steel? Click here to find out about the man responsible for Crater Lake National Park instead of a bunch of high-rise condos overlooking Lake Trump !

Not William Steel, but another ‘old man’ who floats around the lake. Short film from CBS Sunday Morning by Connor Knighton


 
Crater-Lake-Reflections-Summer-Fall-2017

Over 1400 National Park Service photos are now online.

South Entrance Sign in Crater Lake NP, 2009 Dave Harrison
From the  NPS Focus collection, many of these Crater Lake images have never publicly been seen before.

Visiting? What to do at Crater Lake

We’ll help you with auto-touring, bicycling, hiking, camping, swimming, fishing and wildlife viewing – to name a few.
Snowshoe Hares at Crater Lake turn white in winter, brown in summer.
Snowshoe Hares at Crater Lake turn white in winter, brown in summer. Painting by Larry Eifert commissioned by the Crater Lake Instutute

 

  • All about Crater Lake birds, animals, amphibians, geology, climate, plants and everything: nature . We have field guides and research papers, bird checklists and more.

Our operators are standing by to help.

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photo by Robert Mutch