Winter – 09 Chapter 2. Park Description – WINTER OPERATIONS

Draft Winter Use Plan, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, 1994

 Chapter 2. Park Description


The winter season in Crater Lake National Park lasts from October to May. The abundant snowfall attracts many winter recreation enthusiasts. The NPS maintains year-round access to Munson Valley and Rim Village via Highway 62 and the Annie Springs entrance. All other roads, including the 33-mile Rim Drive and the north entrance, are closed throughout the winter season.

Visitor facilities are limited during the winter season. Year-round information and limited interpretive services are provided at the William G. Steel Information Center, located in Munson Valley approximately 3 miles south of Rim Village. Interpretive rangers also staff a visitor information desk and small exhibit area in the Rim Village cafeteria during the winter season. The cafeteria/gift shop, which includes a cross-country ski and snowshoe rental operation, is operated by the park concessioner and is open from 9:30 a.m. to sunset every day except Christmas Day.

<< previousnext >>