Crater Lake National Park: Administrative History by Harlan D. Unrau and Stephen Mark, 1987

THE PARK REGULATIONS are designed for the protection of the natural features and for the comfort and convenience of visitors. The following synopsis is for the guidance of visitors.FIRES.—Light carefully and only in designated campgrounds. Extinguish completely before leaving camp, even for temporary absence. Do not guess your fire is out—know it.

CAMPS.—Use designated campgrounds. Keep the campgrounds clean. Combustible rubbish shall be burned on camp fires, and other refuse of all kinds shall be placed in garbage cans or pits provided for the purpose. Firewood is provided free of charge. Camping is restricted to 30 days.TRASH—Do not throw paper, lunch refuse, film cartons, chewing gum paper, or other trash over the rim on walks, trails, roads, or elsewhere. Carry until you can burn in camp or place in receptacle.

TREES, FLOWERS, AND ANIMALS.—The destruction, injury, or disturbance in any way of the trees, flowers, birds, or animals is prohibited.NOISES.—Be quiet in camp after others have gone to bed. Many people come here for rest.

AUTOMOBILES.—Careful driving is required at all times. Your car must be equipped with good brakes, horn, and lights. Passing on curves is prohibited. Obey traffic rules. A gasoline station is maintained on the main highway at park headquarters. The fee for auto mobile permit is $1.DOGS.—Dogs are prohibited in the park overnight and are not permitted in the rim concentration area. When not in an automobile, dogs must be on a leash at all times.

WARNING ABOUT BEARS.—Do not feed, tease, or molest the bears. Bears will enter or break into automobiles if food that they can smell is left inside. They will also rob your camp of unprotected food supplies.FISHING.—A limit of 12 fish per person per day has been set for lake angling. A catch of 20 fish is permitted in park streams. No fishing license is necessary.

PARK STAFF.—The staff is here to help and advise you. When in doubt ask a man in uniform. Men in uniform at the Information Bureau, park headquarters, and the several stations will be glad to help you plan your activity while in Crater Lake and to explain the regulations.Complete rules and regulations are available at park headquarters.


U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, 1940, in Circulars of General Information, The National Parks, 1940, Library, Rocky Mountain Regional Office.

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