APPENDIX E10: Area Objectives, Crater Lake National Park: 1964 SERVICE OBJECTIVE I

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

APPENDIX E10: Area Objectives, Crater Lake National Park: 1964

To provide for the highest quality of use and enjoyment of the National Park System by increased millions of visitors in years to come.

THE PARK – Crater Lake National Park

1. To insure that all services, those supplied by the concessioner as well as those supplied by the National Park Service, will meet a standard that will provide a quality experience which the visitor expects in a National area.

2. To encourage the visitor to use, enjoy and understand all of the Park resources.

3. To maintain the high traditions of the visitor service and visitor protection programs as exemplified by well trained uniformed personnel.

4. To provide through coordinated planning with the Crater Lake Lodge, Inc. better public facilities properly located and properly maintained so the visitor will enjoy his visit.

5. To make the maximum use of Sinnott Memorial and the Community Building in off hours and off seasons for interpretive and conservation programs as can be provided; and insure that these programs are of high quality.

6. To encourage the use of the Park for qualified research purposes.

7. To insure that the primary pattern of use will enable the visitor to enjoy freely the natural beauty of Crater Lake and to appreciate the natural features.

8. To promote the use of the park back country.

9. To develop those facilities necessary for maximum enjoyment of the Park which are in consonance with the resource management objectives of the Service.


To conserve and manage for their highest purpose the natural, historical and recreational resources of the National Park System.

THE PARK – Crater Lake National Park

1. To protect the lake and surrounding walls as paramount examples of a caldera lake.

2. To protect the lake as nearly as possible in its pristine condition, free from human disturbance and intrusion which could detract from its appearance and beauty as originally viewed by man.

3. To establish an architectural theme, and adopt design standards for construction which are in harmony with the Park atmosphere.

4. To provide for the conservation of important historical and archaeological resources which are present.

5. To establish explicit resource management guidelines for the Park which are in harmony with the concepts of the Secretary’s advisory board on wildlife management and the report of the National Academy of Sciences.

6. To assure dependability, efficiency, and long life for all facilities.

7. To develop and adapt management concepts which will withstand modern pressures and influence upon park resources and will meet the requirements of the Service’s long range program.