89 Appendix B16: List Of Interpretive Services At Crater Lake National Park 1956

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


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APPENDIX B16:  List Of Interpretive Services At Crater Lake National Park 1956


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A. Informational Outlets:

  1. Administration Building – All year daily, Ranger and Naturalist
  2. Medford Office – All year, week days
  3. Annie Springs Entrance Station – 6 months daily, 6 months weekends
  4. Information Building (Rim) Naturalist on duty daily-Summer
  5. North Entrance Station – daily, Summer
  6. Sinnott Memorial (Rim) Naturalist on duty daily, Summer
  7. Warming Hut (Rim), Winter Season – concession employees
  8. Patrol and traffic rangers – daily, Summer. Winter seasons as needed

For those visitors who are unable to view the lake because of weather conditions, there is displayed in the Administration Building lobby a 30″ x 40″ illuminated color transparency of the lake. It is an outstanding exhibit, serving a very good purpose.

B. Museum Facilities:

  1. Sinnott Memorial (Rim) – Exhibits, lectures – daily, Summer. Naturalist on duty
  2. Information Building (Rim) – Exhibits, publications. Naturalist on duty daily in Summer. This building will be razed upon completion of the Visitor’s Center.

C. Conducted Trips:

  1. Boat Trip – Daily
  2. Guided Field Trip – Daily in Summer
  3. Special Trips and Services to Groups – as needed.

D. Lectures:

  1. Sinnott Memorial (Rim) – Four lectures daily, Summer
  2. Lodge (Rim) – Evening lecture daily, Summer
  3. Community Building (Rim) – Evening programs daily, Summer. This building will be razed upon Completion of the Visitor’s Center.

E. Nature Trails (Marked with botanical labels):

  1. Castle Crest Gardens
  2. Lake Trail
  3. Garfield Peak Trail
  4. Sunset Trail

F. Publications-Sales:

  1. Park Headquarters – Daily, all year
  2. Information Building (Rim) – Daily, Summer

G. Activities Outside Park:

Talks to school groups, service groups, etc. are arranged year round by qualified personnel.

H . Workshop Facilities (Administration Building):

  1. An extensive herbarium
  2. Library (general – natural and human history)
  3. A fair collection of preserved specimens and study skins of birds and animals
  4. Kodachrome library
  5. Photographic library
  6. Laboratory
  7. A fully equipped darkroom

All of these facilities are made available to interested individuals and organizations throughout the year.


Mission 66 Prospectus, Crater Lake National Park, April 20, 1956, RG 79, 67A863, Box 9, File A98, Mission 66, FRC, Seattle.