A free guide and library about Crater Lake National Park
NEW: The Smith History has been revised. Over 50 years in the making, this is the most complete public history of Crater Lake.
Ron from Crater Lake Institute spends time with visitors on the Rim at the Watchman. Photo by Owen Hoffman.
Crater Lake’s current weather at Mazama Village 6024′
Get started: Ranger Anne Spillane talks about Crater Lake.
Film thanks to finleyholiday.com
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
From the NPS Focus collection, many of these Crater Lake images have never publicly been seen before.
We’ll help you with auto-touring, bicycling, hiking, camping, swimming, fishing and wildlife viewing – to name a few.
A long and current list of lodging, camping, gas and repairs, restaurants, groceries and HELP.
USGS maps and historic maps – probably the single largest collection on online Crater Lake maps available
All about Crater Lake birds, animals, amphibians, geology, climate, plants and everything: nature . We have field guides and research papers, bird checklists and more.
A deep library about all things Crater Lake – and then some. Over 3000 pages of documents, research papers, newspaper accounts, historic photos and more.
Newspaper articles, announcements and all-things Crater Lake from 1865 to the present. We’ve put it all in here, the good, bad and even a little unflattering.
Crater Lake Institute has a growing collection of commissioned art. We’ve commissioned some art to help us educate visitors about Crater Lake and other amazing parks in our area.
See on-going and past field research documents at Crater Lake. Much of this is in its own section of our Research Library.
Our historic photo library of the human side of Crater Lake National Park. Bears used to be common sights at the Park, but not so any more. See how it used to be and learn how we’ve all changed.
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