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Extra pair pays off in Crater Lake Rim Runs - August 9, 2009

Even though Justin Karr had finished his competition earlier Saturday, the 20-year-old from Tigard played a major role in determining the winner of the 34th annual Crater Lake Rim Runs marathon.

USGS volcanologist Charles Bacon gives Mount Mazama geologic history talk - June 23, 2009

On a beautiful and clear June 23rd evening, United States Geological Survey geologist Charles "Charlie" Bacon gave a lecture in the historic Community House at the Rim Village in Crater Lake National Park.

USGS volcanologist Charles Bacon receives award at Crater Lake National Park - June 23, 2009

On the night of June 23rd, at Crater Lake's Rim Village Community Center, Dr. Charles Bacon was recognized for his many years of work toward the "evolution of Mount Mazama," and presented with the Department of Interior's Superior Service Award.

Lichen Survey Hits the Jackpot One-Day "BioBlitz" Uncovers 61 Species Not Previously Recorded at Crater Lake - Summer/Fall 2009

In the summer of 2008, 3 lichen experts and 39 volunteers teamed up for a one-day Lichen BioBlitz at Crater Lake National Park to raise awareness of these fascinating organisms arid to catalogue their diversity. On August 23rd, in the course of a 7-hour survey, the investigators nearly doubled the number of lichen species recorded in the park.

Family fun day planned at Crater Lake - September 11, 2008

Crater Lake National Park will host a family day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, with free admission, special programs and — for the first 500 visitors — free root beer floats.

Meissner, Shelton take Crater Lake run: Oregon runners become first-time marathon winners in 33rd annual event - August 10, 2008

Sean Meissner capitalized on a colossal mistake, while Ashland's Jenn Shelton was in need of a workout. But the two runners came away as the male and female marathon winners in the 33rd Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon on Saturday.

Locals Impress - Area runners win 2 short runs - August 10, 2008

Chris Reed had a simple plan for Saturday morning. The Klamath Union graduate intended to be a rabbit for four-time 13-mile champion Trevor Hanlin during the 33rd annual running of the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon.

Meissner, Shelton win Crater Lake marathons - August 10, 2008

No one was more surprised to finish first in the longest race of the 33rd annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon Saturday than Sean Meissner.

50 spots remain for Crater Lake Rim Runs - July 20, 2008

Of the available 500 spots, just 50 remain for the 33rd annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon that will be contested Saturday, Aug. 9, at Crater Lake National Park. All registrations will close Aug. 6, and all registrations received will carry a $20 late fee.

Crater Lake Rim Run spots going - June 24, 2008

Less than a third of the available 500 spots for the 33rd annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon remain with about six weeks left before the competition at Crater Lake National Park.

Cycle Oregon: This year's tour includes Diamond, Crater Lakes - September 12, 2007

Cycle Oregon 2007 participants puffed and grunted Tuesday from Diamond Lake to Crater Lake, around the caldera’s rim, and back to Diamond Lake again for the third leg of their nearly 500-mile journey....


Bicyclers pedal and party their way through state - September 10, 2007

Cycle Oregon is a nearly 500-mile, weeklong bicycle trip that climbs and dips over the Cascades and back around again, but as strenuous as it may seem, some insist it’s more like a party than an endurance test....


Crater Lake Rim Runs Recap - August 13, 2007

Last Thursday I headed south for my annual trip to Crater Lake National Park. Nine of the past 10 years, beginning in 1998, I've spent the second weekend of August at Crater Lake to enjoy the spectacular views...


Runs Bring Out Veterans - August 13, 2007

Martin Balding missed the first three Crater Lake Rim Runs marathons because he didn’t know about the race.


Runners Chase Personal Bests, Shed Baggage - August 12, 2007

Among his friends, Jeff Caba is known as “Second-place Caba.” Saturday morning in the 32nd annual Crater Lake Rim Runs marathon, the 37-year-old from Bend may have rid himself of that moniker.


Cycle Oregon 2007: The Week Ride - Jun 3, 2007

Why do you want to experience the 20th Anniversary Ride? Because for this special occasion, we’re going to show you the best of Oregon on two wheels. When? September 8-15, 2007


America's Largest Bald Eagle Festival - December 19, 2006

America's national symbol, the bald eagle, will be celebrated at the Annual Klamath Basin Winter Wings Festival, February 15-18...


Army veteran finally gets to run - August 14, 2006

During a military career that spanned 20 years, Eddie Hahn registered twice for the Crater Lake Rim Runs marathon. Both times, he was called to duty right before the race.


Crater Lake hosts marathon - August 13, 2006

With temperatures hovering around 40 degrees at the start and an average elevation of about 7,000 feet throughout the course, the runners at Saturday's Crater Lake Rim Runs marathon knew they were in for a tough race.


'What you see is what you get' - August 12, 2006

Bob Freirich is a long-time Klamath Basin coach who helped found the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon (which are being run today for the 31st straight year).

Crater Lake Symposium Convenes Researchers - Fall/Winter 2006

A symposium of recent research in Crater Lake National Park was held at the 86th  meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science on 15 June 2005. The meeting was held at Southern Oregon University, in Ashland, Oregon.


Crater Lake bicycle ride: 100 years, 100 miles - August 25, 2005

More than 100 bicyclists will be wheeling around the Wood River Valley and Crater Lake National Park Saturday during the first-ever Crater Lake Century ride.


Rim runs, marathon an oxymoron - August 15, 2005

As it has for 29 years previous, the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon challenged, literally and figuratively, runners from around the United States, and the world.


Layne claims victory in first trip to Crater Lake Rim Runs - August 14, 2005

Now living in Bend, Layne won the 13-mile race during Saturday's 30th anniversary running of the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon, and finished in one hour, 32 minutes and 29 seconds.

Hawkes wins marathon - August 14, 2005

Klamath Falls victories in the longest race of the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon have been few.

Bricco wins despite pain - August 14, 2005

For almost four miles Saturday, Amy Bricco ran in pain. The Oregon Tech distance ace persevered with the skin of her little toe literally tearing apart, and was the women's winner at the 30th annual Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon.

Hill, Glidden remember '84 race well - August 13, 2005

Leonard Hill and Alden Glidden remember well the 1984 Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon. Hill ran his only marathon in the Linkville Lopers' only 26.2-mile race.

Parking a concern at Rim Runs - August 11, 2005

In a normal year, Bob Freirich would be ecstatic at the number of entries in the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon.


Festival blooms in Jacksonville - April 7, 2005

"The warm weather of February pushed the normal blooming time forward by two weeks," says Jacksonville Woodlands Association President Larry Smith.


Cycle Oregon to tour Crater Lake - February 29, 2004

Crater Lake National Park will be the focus this year of the 17th annual Cycle Oregon bicycle tour.

Conference to celebrate frontier poet - September 24, 2004

Miller became an archetype for the Western frontiersman through his exploits living among the Wintus Tribe and as a gold miner, Pony Express rider, gunfighter, judge, journalist, author, poet, playwright, rogue and hero.

Shields remembers first Crater Lake races - August 16, 2004

What started out as a family outing has become one of this country's toughest marathons, and Frank Shields remembers the first race well.

Lindgren, Hanlin repeat as Crater Lake Rim Run winners - August 16, 2004

Liz Lindgren only wanted to see how well her summer training had been. In the process, the 21-year-old Klamath Union graduate made Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon history in becoming the first person to win an event three straight years.

Astronomy programs set for this weekend - July 29, 2004

John Dobson will bring his sidewalk astronomy to the Fort Klamath County Museum Friday and Diamond Lake Resort Saturday. Both programs will begin at 8 p.m.

Ski races at Crater Lake on Saturday - February 4, 2004

Plentiful snow should greet participants for Saturday's 27th annual Crater Lake Wilderness Races at Crater Lake National Park.

Participants call Rim Run volunteers the 'best anywhere' - September 02, 2003

Having just completed the 28th year of the Crater Lake Rim Run and Marathon, my wife and we would like to express our thanks to our supporters and the 130 to 150 dedicated volunteers who yearly man the positions along the course in Crater Lake National Park.


Lindgren wins 2nd women's 6.7-mile run; Gregg wins men's - August 11, 2003

Conditions at the start of the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon couldn't have been more different from those in Tempe, Ariz.


Klamath Falls native wins marathon - August 11, 2003

Klamath Falls native Randy Bailey battled through stomach pains to win his first Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon title in a time of 2 hours, 56 minutes and 58 seconds, more than 12 minutes ahead of his nearest competitor.


Winners have no trouble with hills at end of race - August 11, 2003

More than one runner has cursed the long, steep, windy hill that culminates at the finish line of the 13-mile run of the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon.

Renowned oceanographer featured speaker at Crater Lake symposium: Dr. Sylvia Earle to participate in centennial celebration - September 18, 2002

Dr. Sylvia Earle, known as "Her Deepness" for her deep water explorations, will be the featured speaker at "Crater Lake: A Tapestry of Inspiration," a three-day symposium celebrating Crater Lake National Park's centennial.

Navy pilot drops in to Crater Lake, again - August 27, 2002

Forty-one years after literally dropping into Crater Lake, Bill Boardman dropped by for Monday's Crater Lake National Park first-ever alumni reunion.


Crater Lake centennial party: Celebration amid the smoke - August 26, 2002

Crater Lake National Park's Rim Village parking area, usually swarming with coming-and-going cars and RVs, was filled instead with people trying to stay warm in unseasonable, but not unusual, cool temperatures.


Celebration day: Crater Lake National Park transformed for festivities - August 25, 2002

"It looks like the circus has come to town," laughed Mac Brock as he surveyed the Rim Village parking lot at Crater Lake National Park Saturday afternoon.


Happy 100th to the gem of Klamath - August 23, 2002

If you haven't seen it, you should. There's nothing else like it in the world, and it's right here in Klamath County. It is the gem of this place.


Crater Lake learning center dedicated - August 23, 2002

Five days of activities celebrating Crater Lake's 100th year as a national park began Thursday with a nostalgic look back, and eager glance forward during dedication ceremonies for the future home of the Crater Lake Science and Learning Center.

Crater Lake events listed - August 22, 2002

Formal ceremonies and casual nature hikes are among the activities slated for this weekend's celebration of Crater Lake National Park's centennial. Friday events include the following:


Speakers set for Crater Lake - August 15, 2002

Congressmen, National Park Service officials, educators and Klamath Tribes leaders will be among the speakers at upcoming Crater Lake National Park Centennial activities.


Lindgren makes memorable win - August 11, 2002

Stunning revelations at high elevations: Runners experience life on the edge by pushing their bodies to the limit on the grueling Crater Lake course - August 11, 2002

As the sun sent its first rays dancing onto the azure glass of Crater Lake, 51-year-old Mike Shiach tore himself away from the view to join 300 others at the start of the Crater Lake Rim Run.


Marathon has world, local flavor - August 11, 2002


Runner takes 'stroll in park' - August 11, 2002


The party is 'on' at Crater Lake - July 18, 2002

Although the park's centennial celebration doesn't hit high gear until next month, visitors are already streaming into the park. On July 5, a record 2,400 vehicles — which translates to more than 5,000 people — passed though the park's two entrance stations.


Lake retains beauty after 100 years - May 22, 2002

For 17 years William Gladstone Steel generally made a pest of himself, doggedly stumping around Oregon and the halls of the nation's capitol advocating national park status for Crater Lake.


Crater Lake National Park Centennial 'Let the celebration begin' 1902-2002 - May 21, 2002

Wednesday marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of Crater Lake National Park. The birthday of the park, the nation's sixth-oldest, will be celebrated statewide.


The jewel turns 100: a century after it was dedicated, Crater Lake National Park inspires wonder for millions - May 19, 2002

For a moment, college student Jan Feola couldn't find the words to describe the view of the deepest lake in the United States.


Crater Lake alumni sought - May 09, 2002

People who worked at Crater Lake National Park are being invited to attend a first-ever Crater Lake Alumni Reunion in August.

National park's father returns: Will Steele on stage at Crater Lake - April 9, 2002

It had been a long time, but on Tuesday William Gladstone Steele, the "Father of Crater Lake National Park," made a return visit to the place he helped to create.

Crater Lake to be subject of museum lectures - March 30, 2002

A variety of programs revolving around this year's Crater Lake National Park centennial celebration are planned in the Klamath Basin and Southern Oregon.

Crater Lake employee reunion part of Centennial celebration - March 25, 2002

Have you ever worked at Crater Lake National Park? If so, mark your calendars, because all current and former park employees are invited to a reunion on Monday, Aug. 26.


Crater Lake Centennial Cookbook to be a part of this year's celebration - February 22, 2002

Members of the Midland Community Action Team are looking for recipes to include in an upcoming cookbook. Rick Hadley said the cookbook will celebrate this year's centennial celebration at Crater Lake National Park


Friends of Crater Lake  November 18, 2001

The Friends of Crater Lake, a group formed to assist with programs at Crater Lake National Park, is taking an active role in the park's upcoming centennial celebrating 100 years as a national park.


Crater Lake run part of Williams' rich existence - August 15, 2001

In his young life, Jay Williams has availed himself to an existence rich with adventure.  An ambitious hiker, he has attempted to backpack the entire north-south route of the Pacific Coast Trail — and will try again.


Big bash planned at park in 2002 Crater Lake National Park will hold a birthday party...and you're invited! - March 23, 2001

Not just any party. Next year Lundy will coordinate a bash that will involve Crater Lake National Park's usual half-million visitors along with special guests celebrating the 100th anniversary of the park's creation.


Hatfield to chair Crater Lake festivities - January 05, 2001

Mark Hatfield was only about 12 years old when he visited Crater Lake National Park for the first time, a trip he remembers was remarkable not only for the lake but also the young boy-friendly squirrels and chipmunks.


Towns see cash in Crater Park centennial: Upper Rogue Alliance unveils airstrip, byway plans - September 19, 2000

When Crater Lake National Park celebrates its 100th birthday in 2002, many of the 600,000 tourists that will come to admire North America’s deepest lake will drive Highway 62.


Local Report: Registration available for Crater Lake runs - March 10, 2000

Registration brochures are available for the 25th anniversary of the Crater Lake Rim Runs Aug. 12 in Crater Lake National Park.


Local Report: Crater Rim deadline is near - August 05, 1999

The 24th annual Crater Lake Rim Run will be held on Aug. 14 at Crater Lake National Park


At Crater, they are runs with a view - August 7, 1998

Majestic scenery will be all about, but exhaustion might prevent some runners from enjoying it Saturday in the Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon.


Local Report: Rim Runs registration deadline approaching - July 17, 1998

The registration deadline is approaching for the remaining 200 openings in the 1998 Crater Lake Rim Runs and Marathon Aug. 8 in Crater Lake National Park.


Crater Lake Tourists' Illness Claims Paid - October 9, 1975

The federal government has authorized payment of nearly $30,000 so far to tourists plagued by gastrointestinal illness at Crater Lake National Park last summer.


New Crater Lake Sickness Blamed on First Outbreak - August 16, 1975

A federal health officer said yesterday that water at Crater Lake National Park apparently is not responsible for the new outbreak of a gastrointestinal disease.


Public Deceived? Crater Lake Hearings - August 8, 1975

The National Park Service and the Senate Interior Committee have scheduled hearings to investigate allegations that the public was deliberately deceived about the existence of contaminated water at Crater Lake National Park.


Paper charges disease cover-up - August 4, 1975

Actions were taken at a privately operated lodge in Crater Lake National Park to keep the public from knowing about a gastroenteritis sickness that eventually closed the park, it was reported Sunday.


Sewage in Drinking Water: Lodge Cover-Up Claimed - August 4, 1975

Actions were taken at a privately operated lodge in Crater Lake National Park to keep the public from knowing about a gastroenteritis sickness that eventually closed the park, it was reported Sunday.


Oregon Declines to Fully OK Drinking Water at Crater Lake - August 1, 1975

The Oregon Health Division has declined to fully endorse the National Park Service's decision that the water at Crater Lake National Park is safe enough that the park can be reopened.


Crater Lake Opening 'On' Despite Water Warnings - July 31, 1975

Reopening plans for Crater Lake National Park are rolling right along despite warnings from the State Health Division.


Park says Crater Lake water safe, Oregon issues health warning - July 31, 1975

The Oregon Slate Health Division has issued a warning about drinking water here hours after park officials announced the water supply was again safe and Crater Lake National Park, closed since July 11 because of a contaminated supply, would reopen Friday.


Crater Lake Visitors Still Feel Effects - July 24, 1975

Nearly a month after visiting Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, several Modeslans still are feeling the effects of illness caused by drinking polluted water. However, no serious complications have developed.


Crew Surveying for Pipeline - July 24, 1975

A survey crew is at work at Crater Lake National Park on a new three and one-half mile pipeline from Annie Springs to Rim Village as a permanent solution to the contaminated water problem which has closed the park.


Park Slated to Reopen Soon - July 21, 1975

Crater Lake National Park is expected to reopen within days as "the most sanitary place in the United States," Ralph Peyton, president of Crater Lake Lodge Inc, said Friday.


Yakima, Washington Man develops Hepatitis from Crater Lake - July 21, 1975

A Yakima, Wash, man has become the first person known to have developed infectious hepatitis after drinking from the polluted water system at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon.


Crater Lake Looks at New Water Source - July 18, 1975

A new water source may have to be found for facilities in Crater Lake National Park, a national park service official said Tuesday.


Crater Lake Closed, Water Contaminated - July 14, 1975

Crater Lake National Park, which contains one of the world's most "spectacular, blue lakes, may be closed for the summer because of contaminated water that has made more than 500 persons ill.


Crater Lake Closes in Nausea Epidemic - July 13, 1975

State police and forest rangers yesterday blocked all entrances to spectacular Crater Lake National Park, containing the nation's deepest lake, because of an outbreak of epidemic nausea which forced the park's abrupt closure.


Oregon State Police, forest rangers close Crater Lake - July 13, 1975

State police and forest rangers Saturday blocked all entrances lo spectacular Crater Lake National Park, containing the nation's deepest lake, because of an outbreak of epidemic nausea which forced the park's abrupt closure.

Crater Lake Discovered on Hunt for Lost Mine - May 24, 1953

The 100th anniversary of Crater Lake in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, will be observed this year, it has been announced by John R. Wosky, park superintendent.

Smoking Waters of Crater Lake a Great Mystery - December 21, 1945

The Navy and the U. S. Geological Survey are on the trail of one of the west's greatest mysteries -- the smoking waters of Crater Lake.

Scenic Volcano - November 12, 1945

It was eight weeks ago that Oregon's famed Crater Lake began its unlakelike burps. Two days later, a second dust-bubble broke from the surface. The third, two weeks later, formed a cloud 300 ft. wide. Tourists began to flock to the lake to watch. After the road was closed for the winter, in late October, the lake uttered yet one more eructation.


Mystery Cloud On Crater Lake - October 27, 1945

A mystery cloud, rising from Crater Lake - site of an extinct volcano was reported today by E. P. Leavitt, superintendent of Crater Lake National Park.

Local Man Wins Trophy in Hard Trip - August 6, 1922

Frank W. Hudson of Oakland, driving a Ford coupe, was the first motorist to reach Crater Lake this year over the road that leads to the famous national park from Klamath Falls, Oregon.










Crater Lake science and learning center opens - August 28, 2006

A new facility at Crater Lake National Park opened Friday to provide additional research and educational opportunities to promote stewardship, appreciation and cultural heritage of the park.


Grand Opening of Science and Learning Center - August 24, 2006

The final renovations to two park historic structures – the original superintendent’s residence and the chief naturalist’s residence – have been completed.


Bldg improvements, relocation of parking new restaurant - July 28, 2006

Crater Lake hasn't changed much in the past thousand years, but if you haven't visited Oregon's only national park for a year or two, you can't help but notice that things look different there.


Annie Creek Restaurant set to open at Crater Lake - May 25, 2006

Annie Creek Restaurant, in Mazama Village, is part of a concession improvement program at Crater Lake National Park.


Crater restaurant-gift shop nears completion - January 05, 2006

Within a few months, after the snow melts and the interior work is completed, Crater Lake National Park and Xanterra Parks & Resorts officials believe the still-under-construction building will help transform the park's Mazama Village.


Construction Projects Update - June 30, 2005
Construction has begun on the first phase of a project to update visitor services at Rim Village in Crater Lake National Park. A portion of the cafeteria/gift store building is being rehabilitated as a year-round facility for gift sales and food service.


Construction projects beginning at Crater Lake - May 24, 2005

A decades-long effort to return Crater Lake National Park's Rim Village to pedestrians will become a reality next week when long-awaited work begins on tearing out the existing parking lot.


Multiple construction projects Begin! - May 23, 2005
On June 1, we will begin the first phase of a project to update visitor services at Rim Village in Crater Lake National Park. A portion of the cafeteria/gift store building will be rehabilitated as a year-round facility for gift sales and food service.


Project to Rehabilitate Rim Village Begins! - April 01, 2005

Crater Lake National Park is launching an exciting new project to improve visitor services and safety at Rim Village. The project includes relocating the existing parking lot at Rim Village to the rear of the cafeteria building and restoring the current parking lot area to a walking plaza.


Science, learning center part of park renovation - September 14, 2004

Structures built in the 1930s - two vacant residences that for many summers housed Crater Lake's superintendent and chief naturalist - are being renovated as an office-research center and dormitory for the future Crater Lake Science and Learning Center.


Sinnott Memorial Overlook: new exhibit provides answers - September 02, 2003

Thanks to a dazzling new exhibit a the Sinnott Memorial Overlook, the open parapet built in 1930 high on the caldera wall above Crater Lake, visitors to Crater Lake National Park are better understanding the park's geological history.


Roadwork proposed near entrance of Crater Lake - August 20, 2003

Rehabilitation work will be done on 7.7 miles of the West Entrance Road, also known as the Highway 62, from Crater Lake National Park's west boundary to the Mazama intersection in the park.


Crater Lake looking at trail relocation, rehabilitation - June 05, 2002

Some backcountry trails at Crater Lake National Park that were originally built as fire access roads may be either rehabilitated or relocated.


New work gives old look to Crater Lake buildings - July 23, 2001

The park's popular Rim Village area is undergoing a series of transformations this summer in preparation for next year's 100th anniversary celebration of Crater Lake as a national park.


Crater Lake project restores purpose to Rim Village sites - July 1, 2001

If you had taken a boat out on the crystal clear waters of Crater Lake 70 years ago, chances are you wouldn't have been able to locate the new Sinnott Memorial building high above on the south rim.


Crater Lake lookout is under renovation - August 18, 1999

The Watchman fire lookout tower and trailside museum, built in 1931-32, is being rehabilitated in the Crater Lake National Park as part of an effort to preserve the past as well as continue the tower's main task as a fire observation outpost.


Work will close Crater Lake trail - April 15, 1998

Visitors to the collapsed volcano that forms the nation's deepest and clearest lake won't be able to visit the water this summer because installation of a new fuel line will block the only trail.


The grand old lodge reopens at Crater Lake - May, 1995

When historic Crater Lake Lodge reopens in May after a seven-year closure, visitors will have a number of new perspectives from which to savor views of the nation's deepest lake (1,932 feet).


Crater Lake Lodge Opens Wednesday - June 5, 1938

Of interest to the many motorists who are planning their Summer vacations in the Northwest, the opening of Crater Lake Lodge, situated in the colorful Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon, is scheduled June 8, according to advice received by P. K Allan, domestic sales manager of Tidewater Associated Oil Company, Associated Division.

Work on Crater Lake Rim Road Shows Fast Progress - November 17, 1935

The arrival of Winter has brought to a close road construction activities which has been underway in the park during the past Summer. The Summer witnessed the entire completion of approximately 30 per cent of the rim road and nearly 50 per cent of the remainder.










Garfield Peak trail guide - August 28, 2008

The Crater Lake Institute has a “Garfield Peak Trail Guide: A Visual Field Guide and Trail Companion to one of Crater Lake’s Best Hikes.” The guide is useful in helping to identify the flowers, plants, trees, birds, scats, tracks and wildlife that might be seen along the 1.7-mile long one-way trail.

Crater Lake story will air - February 9th, 2008

The local ABC affiliate, KDKF, will air a story about Crater Lake on its 6 p.m. newscast Sunday, according to the station. The story was filmed by a “Good Morning America Weekend” crew this week.


Park rangers undaunted by weather - February 8th, 2008

But undaunted by the weather, Crater Lake National Park rangers Don Clark and Pete Reinhardt stood by the unseen lake Wednesday and praised the beauty of Crater Lake during videotaped interviews for ABC’s Good Morning America.


TV crew makes trek to Crater Lake's rim - February 8th, 2008

Two members of a film crew shooting footage for a Good Morning America television segment at Crater Lake scheduled to run Sunday, experienced an unexpected morning at the lake’s rim Thursday.


Free Admission Saturday - August 24, 2007

Those who enjoy national parks and saving a buck or two may want to visit Crater Lake on Saturday.


Crater Lake Highway Renamed - October 18, 2006

Highway 62, the Crater Lake Highway, which runs from Medford to near Klamath Falls will be renamed Friday in a special dedication ceremony as Veterans Memorial Highway. 


'Vets' highway' idea reaches impasse -  July 26, 2006

An effort by an ad hoc group of veterans from three area counties to designate Highway 62 as "Veterans Memorial Highway" has reached an impasse with state officials — in part because the state already has a highway with that name.


Senator Boxer announces National Scenic Byway grants - March 31, 2006

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today announced that the California Department of Transportation received four National Scenic Byway Program grants totaling nearly $500,000 for the Volcanic Legacy All-American Road.


New parkway signs go up - October 21, 2005

Sections of Highway 39 between South Sixth Street and Highway 97 North have been known by many names over the years, but it's now officially the Crater Lake Parkway.


Basin residents honor Crater Lake - August 26, 2005

After long months of work, Thursday was a chance for Klamath County residents to reap the rewards of a quarter campaign that features Crater Lake and the renaming of a road that leads toward the lake.


Kulongoski, Walden in town for Oregon quarter celebration - August 23, 2005

Gov. Ted Kulongoski will be in Klamath Falls for a two-day visit starting Wednesday for a local celebration of the release of the Oregon quarter featuring Crater Lake and the dedication of the Crater Lake Parkway.


Crater Lake plates boost park funds - August 20, 2005

Special issue Oregon license plates featuring an image of Crater Lake aren't just pretty. They also represent money in the bank for Crater Lake National Park's new Science and Learning Center.


Finding their place in the sun - August 1, 2006

Crater Lake Cellars, in Shady Cove's old District 4 fire hall next to the Union 76 station, has been open for wine tasting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily since the tasting room opened in November.


Make the most of Crater Lake quarter - June 02, 2005

Now that everyone's pretty much vented over the fact that the Crater Lake quarter's coming out party won't be at Crater Lake, let's resolve to make the best of things.


Mint strikes Oregon quarter - May 27, 2005

Chuck Lundy, Crater Lake National Park's superintendent, was among the group of Oregonians in Denver Thursday for the ceremonial strike of the Oregon quarter at the U.S. Mint.


Postcards from the camps - April 25, 2005

It's a heritage that goes back to Peter Britt, who lived in Jacksonville but made the first images of Crater Lake that helped stir interest in making it a national park.


Celebrations planned for state quarter


Pendleton creates blanket special for Crater Lake Trust - November 23, 2004

Just in time for the holidays, Pendleton Woolen Mills has developed an exclusive online offer that allows you to purchase one of their renowned national park blankets and make a donation to the Crater Lake National Park Trust at the same time.


Officials hold dedication for 500-mile scenic byway - October 15, 2004

Dedication ceremonies for a 500-mile "linear community" that passes through Klamath and Siskiyou counties were held Thursday at the future site of a visitor center.


Byway hits milestone: celebration of Volcanic Legacy Road - October 12, 2004

A scenic byway that traverses the volcano-studded landscape of Southern Oregon and Northern California will be celebrated Thursday in Mt. Shasta City.


Park publications on sale at Great Basin Visitor Center - August 02, 2004

The Crater Lake Natural History Association has opened an outlet for its various publications in the Great Basin Visitor Center at 507 Main St. in Klamath Falls.


Governor OKs Crater Lake for state's quarter - May 25, 2004

Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski Monday agreed with the recommendation of the Oregon Commemorative Coin Commission, and said he will forward a design featuring Crater Lake to the U.S. Mint as Oregon's official selection for the state quarter.


Chamber has big ideas for new quarter, promotions - May 18, 2004

Ways of promoting Klamath County as the home of Crater Lake National Park are being investigated by the chamber of commerce.


Postcards from the Rim - April 26, 2004

Driving the road will take on new meaning this summer thanks to a new publication, "Rhapsody in Blue: Historic Rim Drive," by park historian Stephen Mark with a funky, retro graphic design by Mary Williams Hyde.


Guidebooks help reveal new ways to explore Oregon - April 25, 2004

Normally, when I'm planning an outing, the routine includes making copies of pages from hiking guides about specific trails or climbs. Those few pages weigh much less than the whole book.


Crater Lake tops list of specialty plates, raises $1.1 million - February 26, 2004

While most Oregon motorists are content with standard issue Douglas fir license plate, an increasing number of drivers have switched to the deep blue of Crater Lake.


Crater Lake license plates raise more than money - January 27, 2004

License plates featuring Crater Lake are doing more than raising money. They're also raising awareness about Crater Lake National Park as a tourist destination.


Volcanic Scenic Byway gets large grant: Volcanic half-million to be spent on California section of scenic road - April 21, 2003

The California portion of the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway and All American Road, which runs from the Oregon-California state line on Highway 97 to Lassen Volcanic National Park, was recently awarded two grants from the Federal Highway Administration for a $490,600.


County repaid for Crater Lake license loan - January 07, 2003

Popularity of the Crater Lake centennial license plates is proving to be good news for Klamath County.


Crater Lake license plate available in Oregon - August 25, 2002
If you are an Oregon vehicle owner and wish to support Crater Lake National Park, while displaying a beautiful license plate, you can now do that. An Act of the Oregon legislature was passed in July 2001 to establish the Crater Lake Centennial License Plate program in honor of Crater Lake National Park’s centennial.


Long lines expected for new license plates - August 23, 2002

Typically long lines at the Klamath Falls DMV office could be even longer than usual Monday because of high interest in brand new Crater Lake plates.


Crater Lake license plate unveiled - July 31, 2002

The long-awaited design of the Crater Lake National Park Centennial license plate was formally revealed by the Oregon Department of Transportation Wednesday afternoon.


Quilting Crater Lake: Rocky Point residents will raffle quilt to raise funds for volunteer fire department - May 12, 2002

A queen-size quilt depicting Crater Lake will be raffled this summer to raise money for a volunteer fire department.


Crater Lake stories featured in Shaw Library book - September 17, 2001

Historic remembrances, Indian legends and new stories about Crater Lake are featured in "The Mountain With a Hole in the Top: Reflections on Crater Lake."

Crater Lake stories featured in Shaw Library book - September 16, 2001

Historic remembrances, Indian legends and new stories about Crater Lake are featured in "The Mountain With a Hole in the Top: Reflections on Crater Lake."

New plates would celebrate Crater Lake - March 05, 2001

Before long, you may not have to drive up 62 and past Beckie’s cafe to see Crater Lake. It’ll be on the car in front of you on I-5. At the Rogue Valley Mall. Maybe even in your own driveway.


SOPTV will film Crater Lake, 14 byways - March 29, 2000

Southern Oregon Public Television will produce two shows over the next year with grants from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Friends of Crater Lake.

Crater Lake National Park - January 8, 1916

Crater Lake National Park has been termed by many the eighth wonder of the world. Nestling in the heart of a great mountain which, in ages past, was a living volcano, 6,000 feet above the sea, with its sapphire surface unruffled, reflecting the many-hued surfaces of the 1,000 feet high crater walls which surrounded it, it is undoubtedly one of the most exquisite gems of color to be found in the world.

A Volcano That Became a Lake - June 5, 1911

Unique among the natural wonders of America is Crater Lake in southern Oregon. Unsurpassed in the gorgeousness and grandeur of its scenery, unrivaled in its location on the summit of a mountain 7,000 feet above sea level, and unparalleled in its geologic history, this dazzling gem of the Cascade Range deserves the attention of every tourist and lover of nature.

Will Send Taft New Year Gift: Mrs. E. Slater, Well Known Landscape Painter, to Present Picture to Taft - November 7, 1908

Mrs. E. Sister, a local landscape painter, is preparing to send a painting of Crater Lake to President-elect William H. Taft, as an illustration of the natural scenery of California.

Government Surveyor Says That Crater Lake has Remarkable Beauty - June 28, 1903

Crater Lake is Klamath County, Or., about seventy-five miles northeast of Grants Pass on the Shasta Route from San Francisco to Portland, is one of the most attractive geological fields in the world and equally inviting to those in search of great natural wonders, according to J. S.











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