Crater Lake Wilderness: Oregon's 'best idea'
needs protection -
October 17, 2009
During the first week of October, the nation was captivated by Ken Burns' most recent examination of
American history and culture. His series, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," is a powerful chronicle of our unique national legacy of protecting our most precious landscapes...
Prescribed burn postponed at Crater Lake: Park Service to wait until forecasts are more favorable
- October 9, 2009
A prescribed burn planned at Crater Lake National Park this week has been postponed
because of unfavorable wind and smoke forecasts.
Prescribed burns set for next few months - October 9, 2009
Federal agencies plan to burn more than 14,500 acres of forestlands this fall and spring, most of it in
Jackson and Josephine counties.
Wilderness proposed at Crater Lake
- August 07, 2009
Several environmental groups are proposing a new wilderness area blanketing Crater Lake National Park and
stretching some 75 miles from Crescent Lake south to Highway 140 at Fish Lake.
Oregon Wild warns legal action on Crater Lake helicopters
- August 6, 2009
Oregon Wild, Umpqua Watersheds and the Crater Lake Institute, today sent a letter to the National Park
Service and the Federal Aviation Administration advising them that allowing noisy helicopter tours of Crater Lake National Park could be illegal.
Senator Wyden issues statement condemning Crater Lake National park helicopter tours
- July 27, 2009
Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released the following statement today after meeting with
the nominee for the position of Director of the National Park Service, Jonathan Jarvis.
A promise fulfilled on roadless forests
- May 28, 2009
On the campaign trail in Oregon last year, Barack Obama left little doubt that he
would vigorously support federal protection for millions of roadless acres in America's national forests.
law could nix proposed water agreement
- March 5, 2008
State lawmakers from Klamath Falls said Oregon Water
Resources Department staff violated state law by
participating in closed-door meetings with the Klamath
Tribes during two-and-a-half years of settlement talks.
Crater Lake contaminated, new study suggests
- February 28, 2008
Crater Lake, Mount Rainier and Olympic
national parks are among wilderness areas in the Western
U.S. in which scientists have found evidence of airborne
contamination, including mercury, agricultural pesticides
and banned substances such as DDT.
Airborne Contaminants Found in Western U.S. and Alaskan National
Parks - February 28, 2008
The Western Airborne Contaminants
Assessment Project (WACAP) was initiated to determine the
risk from airborne contaminants to ecosystems and food webs
in eight core national parks.
Airborne Contaminants Study Released Measurable Levels Detected
in Twenty Western U.S. and Alaska National Parks -
February 26th, 2008
According to a study released
by the Western Airborne Contaminants Assessment Project (WACAP),
numerous airborne contaminants, including heavy metals and both
current-use and North American historic-use pesticides, have
been detected at measurable levels in ecosystems at twenty
western U.S. and Alaska national parks from the Arctic to the
Delegation Supporting Visitor Center at Crater Lake
- November 11, 2007
Members of Oregon's congressional delegation are supporting
efforts aimed at building the first-ever visitor center at
Crater Lake, the county's sixth oldest national park.
Walden, DeFazio Voice Support
- November 11, 2007
Oregon Congressional delegation members outlined their support
for $2.5 million in federal money to help build a Crater Lake
National Park visitor center.
Delegation Requests $2.5 Million for Crater Lake Visitor Center
- October 31, 2007
A Oregon Congressional delegation
sent a letter to Jim Nussle, Director of the Office of
Management and Budget, calling on the Bush administration to
include $2.5 million in the Interior Dept. budget for a new
Visitor Education Center at Crater Lake National Park.
Infest Crater Lake Rim -
August 11, 2007
Global warming is the prime suspect in a mountain pine
beetle infestation that is killing the whitebark pine trees on the rim of Crater
Thinning to Cause
July 19, 2007
A thinning project designed to
maintain large legacy trees and remove dead hazard trees will
cause traffic delays for the next month on Highway 62, which
provides access to Crater Lake National Park from the southwest.
algae detected at Lemolo Lake
June 26, 2007
A health advisory was issued today for Lemolo Lake, about 60
miles east of Roseburg, because high levels of blue-green algae
have been detected.
Service Listening Session: Gatlinburg, Tennessee -
I attended yesterday's NPS first "listening session" on the
National Park Centennial Initiative in preparation for the
2016 NPS centennial. The meeting was held at the Mills
Auditorium near the Gatlinburg Convention Center in
Note: Owen is one of our
(Crater Lake Institute) board members. Please read
concerning the proposed budget that would fund this NP
Centennial Initiative. Also, you can visit the
NPS website for more
information on the Centennial Initiative.
budget mostly a shell game
March 2, 2007
Of the proposed $230 million "increase" in park operations,
$211 million is actually at the expense of other national
park programs. The old shell game is done today with a
spreadsheet. A closer look shows that maintenance and
construction, historic preservation, state assistance and
land acquisition will be reduced; the budget moves money
around rather than increasing overall benefits.
New 'America the Beautiful'
pass stirs controversy -
February 23, 2007
I’m starting to get afraid of getting a ticket one of these days for
not being able to see out my windshield.
DeFazio wants Interior to rethink Crater Lake fee hike
In a letter sent Tuesday to
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, DeFazio, a Springfield
Democrat, said he was opposed to the proposal...
DeFazio Urges Interior to Reconsider Hike in
Park Fees -
U.S. Congressman Peter DeFazio sent a letter last
week to the Secretary of the Interior urging him to strongly reconsider a
proposal that would increase fees at Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds
DeFazio against parks fee increase -
DeFazio,D-4th District, said today he was trying to get the
Park Service to drop its proposal.
He made the statement in a press
release from his Washington office...
‘The Good Fire' - September 25, 2006
The German couple stood at Union Peak overlook on Rim Drive and watched a plume of smoke rising miles off to the west.
Bill would boost size of Upper Klamath Refuge
- July 10, 2006
A $2.5-million funding package earmarked for wetlands and
water storage on the Upper Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
is working its way through Congress.
Lack of cash strains national
parks - June 24, 2006
Visitors to the national parks go for the natural beauty, but
this summer they'll also see crumbling roads, fewer rangers and the
grime of long-term neglect.
Under proposal, Crater Lake entry
fees would double - December 22, 2006
Under the proposal from the Federal Lands Recreation Enactment Act, entrance
fees at Crater Lake would double from $10 to $20 in January 2008...
Big fee hikes
at national parks are a bit too big -
December 21, 2006
There is a public purpose, though,
in encouraging people to go to national parks, and they have
already paid something toward entry fees through taxes...
Proposal would increase Crater Lake fees -
December 18, 2006
The National Park Service has
proposed doubling entrance fees to Crater Lake National
Park. That would mean the current $10 seven-day entrance pass, which allows a
private vehicle and its passengers to access the park, would jump to
Can Set Stage for Disastrous Forest Fires -
November 6, 2006
The beetles apparently are on the
march again, going after the lodgepole pine and other tree species in central
Scientist to lecture about pines
threatened by rust - August 27, 2006
If you've ever admired the regal whitebark pines
on the rim of Crater Lake or other high-elevation pines, you
may want to spend this evening with Diana Tomback.
Latest park proposal still worries
October 20, 2005
A second draft of proposed revisions to national park
management policies released Tuesday dropped language that
could have opened national parks to cell phone towers,
snowmobiles and private watercraft.
Scientists gather to save pines -
October 09, 2005
Whitebark pines, the slow-growing, usually wind-twisted trees found at
heavily visited areas of Crater Lake National Park, are often admired
for their beauty and their ability to survive in high, harsh climates.
Prescribed burns planned at Crater Lake - October 4, 2005
Recent snow and rain at Crater Lake National Park means that several prescribed burns will be done in the coming weeks.
Crater Lake pines in peril
- October 01, 2005
But whitebark pines at Crater Lake, and throughout high elevation,
sub-alpine reaches of the American West, are dying at an alarming rate
from blister rust, an exotic pine disease. Because blister rust is
non-native, trees have very little resistance.
Editorial: Don't let parks become political battleground - September 15, 2005
Oregon has only one national park and it's natural that Oregonians feel proud and protective of it. The state had enough feeling about Crater Lake
National Park to put it on the Oregon quarter and on special license plates.
Proposal: Parks need an update
- September 6, 2005
A set of proposed revisions to national park policy could
open Crater Lake and other national parks to cell-phone
towers, snowmobiles and private water craft.
Since you asked: It would take
centuries to drink up Crater Lake
May 6, 2005
My daughter would like to know, in case the city of Medford ran out of water
from other sources, how long it would take to drink and use all
of the water in Crater Lake.
Crater Lake to get funds
- November 22, 2004
After decades of persistent lobbying and
postponed promises, plans to relocate the large parking lot at the rim
of Crater Lake are ready to move ahead.
Editorial: Should this be a first 'view' of Crater Lake? - July 1, 2004
Plans to return Crater Lake to the people aren't some politician's pipe dream, nor were they born yesterday.
Yet the House Interior Appropriations Committee has just removed $8.74 million from next year's budget for a key part of those plans.
Crater Lake historic home to be
- December 10, 2003
Plans to rehabilitate the
superintendent's residence at Crater Lake -- part of a series of restoration
projects in the Munson Valley Historic District -- are now available for
Park officials seek public
comments about plan to rehabilitate superintendent's house
- December 01, 2003
Public comments on a plan to rehabilitate the historic
superintendent's house at Crater Lake National Park are being requested by
the National Park Service.
Project aims to keep Crater Lake
black bears wild - August 18, 2003
Friends of Crater Lake National Park will make improvements aimed at making a park campground less bear-friendly this weekend.
Comments sought for Rim Village
project - May
comments are wanted on the environmental effects of
rehabilitating the cafeteria building and relocating parking at
Crater Lake National Park's Rim Village.
Plan: Relocate rim parking: Rim Village parking may leave Crater Lake's
edge - November 22, 2002
Chuck Lundy, Crater Lake National Park's superintendent, said it's hoped
the parking lot relocation and rehabilitation of the cafeteria and gift
shop will begin in 2004. Estimated cost of the project is $7.2 million.
Keep Rim Drive open - all of the
way - July 31, 2002
When it comes to historic structures, Crater Lake's Rim Drive
ranks with some of the best. True, we don't often think of roads
as structures, but they are, and they are some of the most
Park plan looks at snipping Rim
Road - July 05, 2002
Significant changes, including closure of a
large segment of Rim Drive to motorists, are being considered as a new
management plan is developed for Crater Lake National Park.
Controlled burns set for Monday at
Crater Lake - June 15, 2002
About 32 acres will be burned over a two- to four-day period in the ponderosa pine/mixed conifer forest in the southwest corner
of the park.
Ideas sought on Crater Lake Plan -
April 04, 2001
The National Park Service is looking for input
on how Crater Lake National Park should be managed for the next several
Crater Lake's future to get a
management plan - January 22, 2001
They lack a crystal ball, but managers at Crater
Lake National Park hope to envision and shape the park's future for the
next 10 to 15 years.
Crater Lake's future to get a
management plan - January 21, 2001
They lack a crystal ball, but managers at Crater Lake National Park hope to envision and shape the park's future for the next 10 to 15 years.
Comments sought on proposed Crater
Lake snowmobile rules -
December 22, 2000
Public comment will be taken on a proposal to
eliminate snowmobiling at Crater Lake National Park, although the Bush
administration will probably have the choice of not enacting the
Changes in rules coming for park:
snowmobiles may be banned at Crater Lake
- December 18, 2000
rule change that would eliminate snowmobiling in Crater Lake
National Park, already limited to an eight-mile stretch
along the North Entrance Road, is expected to be announced
Details of proposed national
monument are outlined
December 11, 2000
A proposal for a national monument near Diamond
Lake would protect 206,600 acres of land on the Umpqua and Rogue River
national forests, including 8,353-foot high Mount Bailey, the
centerpiece of the proposal.
Details of proposed national monument are outlined - December 10, 2000
A proposal for a national monument near Diamond Lake would protect 206,600 acres of land on the Umpqua and Rogue River national forests, including 8,353-foot high Mount Bailey, the centerpiece of the
Time to rectify: I-5/Highway 62
proposal forced by poor planning in the past -
July 28, 2000
It should come as no surprise to anyone that the traffic
mess at the Interstate 5/Highway 62 interchange at Medford’s
north end is bad enough that fixing it will require
destruction of at least three major businesses, loss of
direct access to 62 for others, and a bill totaling millions
Businesses could fall if freeway
exit is realigned: Fixup of Highway 62 depends on I-5
changes - July 25, 2000
Three businesses will be bulldozed and others
will lose their access to Highway 62 if the Oregon Department of
Transportation’s proposed realignment of the north Medford
Interstate 5 interchange is approved.
Crater Lake likely to ban
snowmobiles: Feds prohibit vehicles in national parks -
April 28, 2000
door hasn't slammed shut just yet, but it appears to be closing on snowmobilers riding into Crater Lake
Spending bill includes work at
Crater Lake - November 20, 1999
The spending bill approved Thursday by the U.S. House of
Representatives includes more than $45 million for Oregon
projects, including restoration work at Crater Lake.
Highway 62 traffic plans on fast
track: alternatives considered for heavily congested road
September 19, 1999
A plan to relieve traffic on Highway 62 will start rolling this
week when its concepts are put to computer testing.
Crater Lake might make fire a
tool: comments sought on plan -
May 5, 1999
After some 60 years of battling wildfires, the National Park
Service is slowly turning its fiery nemesis into an ally.
Crater Lake officials have plan to improve the park's ambience -
August 8th, 1998
The managers of Oregon's only national park want visitors to get
a better first impression of Crater Lake. And they think a plan to
tear out a big parking lot and rehabilitate several of the park's
oldest buildings will give people something to rave about.
Don't fish in Crater - February 13, 1998
Calling fishing a "violent process"
inharmonious with Crater Lake, the group People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals has asked the park to ban fishing within its
Wolverine plan threatens Pelican Butte ski project -
September 29, 1998
A war over wolverines is shaping up in the high Cascades, with
environmentalists seeking a 330,000-acre refuge for the elusive
predator that includes land scheduled for logging and resort
'Leisurely' viewing envisioned at
- December 10, 1997
The Crater Lake rim area will lose some of its commercial look in
favor of a distinctly 1930s appeal in time for the 21st century
under a $15 million proposal to make Oregon's only national park
Restoring Bull Trout at Crater Lake - Fall 1996
Within the park, bull
trout abundance has been reduced to between 100 and 300 adults; their
distribution has been restricted to a 1.9-km reach along Sun Creek. Last year, a
generous grant from Target Stores supported bull trout research and management, which led to improved management techniques.
Bark Beetle Given Historic Treatment - Winter 1991
A fascinating historical account of the combined efforts of
three government agencies to eradicate the mountain pine beetle in one particular area is contained in the recent publication,
The Battle Against Bark Beetles in Crater Lake National Park:1925-34, by
Boyd E. Wickman.
Peregrine Rescue Efforts Continue at Crater Lake - Winter 1991
The peregrine falcon is on the brink of non-existence in Oregon.
In the 1930s there were 39 known active peregrine nests; today there is only
one, at Crater Lake National Park. The pair of birds that use this site have had
only marginal reproductive success the last few years.
Hacking Runs Gamut of Peregrine Perils - Winter 1991
A cooperative effort by the Park, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and the Predatory Bird Research Group (PBRG) of Santa Cruz, Calif., established a site observer in March at a station near the historic aerie.
Crater Lake drilling stirs controversy
- July 28, 1984
A revised environmental impact
assessment due next month could lead to round-the-clock
drilling next to Crater Lake National Park in a search for
Crater Lake Peregrines Story in NPS Courier - Winter 1982
The story of the daring and successful transplant of two
fledgling peregrine falcons at a Crater Lake NP nest site in 1981, complete with
details about the removal of three eggs and subsequent hatching of two, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Predatory
Bard Research Group laboratory, is came in the February issue of the NPS Courier
Crater Lake Water Level "Down', But Concern Is Slight
March 14, 1977
The water level of Crater Lake has dropped slightly because of the drought
but National Park Service officials aren't worried.
Anti-mining bill passes
- February 5, 1976
Sen. Mark Hatfield, R-Ore., said a
bill approved by the Senate Wednesday would close a loophole
that would allow mining within Crater Lake National Park and
five other areas of the National Park System.
Crater Money Sought
January 22, 1976
The new director of the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Park Service
will attempt to get some additional money for Crater Lake National Park this
Crater Lake Funds
- January 17, 1969
Crater Lake National Park in
Oregon is included in the President's budget for $256,000.
It is one of 12 national parks listed for money for
buildings, utilities and other facilities.
Bills for Damage Are Introduced: Lassen Blast
- February 27, 1943
Two bills which would pay damages caused by an explosion in a house at Lassen
volcanic national park reversal years ago were passed by the house of representatives at Washington Thursday and now to to the senate.
Hunters Asked to Spare Bears
- November 17, 1935
Crater Lake National Park, Ore.--An appeal is made to Southern Oregon bear hunters
not to kill Crater Lake Park bears, which have migrated from the park area to lower levels.
Crater Lake Travel Increases Daily
- September, 1929
Since the opening of the route to the rim of Crater Lake on June 22, the
number of Summer vacationists has daily increased until travel roads show an
increase of five hundred people over last year....
Big Increase in Visitors Shown By Crater Lake
- July 25, 1926
The growing popularity of Crater Lake National Park is reflected in the
figures showing the heavy travel which has already set in to Oregon's national
No Fish in Crater Lake, Oregon
- September 17, 1897
are no fish in Crater lake, Or., the deepest fresh water lake in
the world, and the Government has decided to stock it with
Passage of Senator Dolph's Crater Lake Bill
- March 23, 1888
The passage of Senator Dolph's bill granting Oregon five townships in Oregon, including the famous Crater Lake, for a
public park, is a subject for congratulation.
Senator Dolph Presented Crater
Lake Bill -
February 3, 1888
Senator Dolph has presented a bill, the provisions of which donates the land
around Crater Lake, Oregon, to the State for a public park.
Can bicycling be Oregon's Maine event? - June 16, 2006
Suddenly Oregon seems serious about branding itself as "the bicycle
state." State government is gearing up to hire a "bicycle concierge" to serve
tourists on two wheels.
Oregon Governor just another tourist -
When Gov. Ted Kulongoski took a boat tour of
Crater Lake Wednesday afternoon, he was just another tourist.
Officials unveil plan of action
for tourism - April 27, 2005
Whether you're from Klamath County, somewhere
else in Oregon, New York, or even Germany, Japan, Mexico or Italy, Todd
Davidson says the blitz to lure visitors is on.
Crater Lake holds status as area's primary tourist draw
- September 13, 2004
Crater Lake remains the main reason people visit
the Klamath Basin, but increasing numbers of tourists from around the
nation, and even the world, are checking out real estate, taking rides
on the Klamath Belle and seeing the sights.
Governor appoints former KF woman
to state travel council
Christina Lilienthal, a former Klamath Falls resident, has been
appointed by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to the Oregon Travel Information
Norton cancels Crater Lake visit
September 17, 2003
Interior Secretary Gale Norton has canceled
plans to visit Crater Lake National Park this week because she is
instead attending a special meeting in Washington, D.C.
Look at the local top 10 attractions first
- May 12,
So, what about Klamath Basin top 10 recreation destinations? It is a
list that changes, partly based on the season.
Fee collection starts Saturday:
unpredictable weather opens Crater Lake's busy season
Heavy snows have soaked the park in recent
weeks. Snow that fell overnight and early today pushed the on-ground
total back above 100 inches. And, even though the weather is better for
cross country skiing than sightseeing, entrance fees will be collected
at the park's south entrance station beginning Saturday.
Local pair to help promote the
Volcanic, All American Scenic road -
February 03, 2003
Two Klamath County people will join a two-state
board to promote the Volcanic Legacy Scenic By-Way All American Road.
National Park Service leader pays
return visit to Crater Lake -
August 23, 2002
"Look at where I am today," crowed Mainella, the National Park Service's
16th director, Thursday at Crater Lake National Park.
Bush to visit Oregon, not Crater
Lake - August 06, 2002
President Bush plans to visit Oregon this month, but the White House has
ruled out a proposed visit to Crater Lake National Park for its 100th
Park fee increases pay off: more
visitors at higher price - December 04, 1998
Increased fees to national parks and other federal recreation areas
under a five-year experimental program have almost doubled revenues without
discouraging visits, a government study concludes.
Sunny days translate to good days
for tourism - July 16, 1998
After an abnormally wet spring, Southern Oregon businesses that
rely on tourism are basking in the summer sun.
Campsites going fast: Mild weather on tap for 4th -
Campgrounds were filling fast on Wednesday as Southern Oregon
prepared to celebrate the July 4 holiday. Vacant space was expected
to disappear at most campgrounds by late today because many
businesses have given their employees a Friday holiday to compensate
for July 4 falling on Saturday.
Area tourist industry rebounds:
recreational activities lead the list of high visitor volume
- September 10, 1997
Visitor industries are reporting gains of 5 to 13 percent
from last summer's activity, says Patti Bills, director of
the Medford Visitors & Convention Bureau.
Campers may find more than just serenity -
For campers in search of a little peace and quiet in the great Southern
Oregon outdoors, the biggest threat to their plans in area campgrounds is rowdy
Visitor Total Nears Record
January 12, 1969
Supt. Donald M. Spalding says
Crater Lake National Park had its second highest visitation
on record during 1968.
Entrance Fee Cut to Crater Lake Park
March 13, 1926
The entrance fee to Crater
Lake National Park has been reduced from ?2.50 to $1 per
automobile, according to word received here from Washington,
Big increase in visitors shown by Crater Lake
- July 25, 1926
The growing popularity of Crater Lake National Park is reflected in the figures
showing the heavy travel which has already set in to Oregon's national campground.
Auto travel in Crater Lake Park breaks records: Figures issued by U. S. Officials show great increase of visitors
- October 26, 1924
Complete data just compiled at headquarters in Crater Lake National Park shows that
travel again shattered all previous records. Up to the evening of September 30 64,312 visitors entered the gates, as against 52,017 for the preceding year, an increase of over 23 1/2
Most Visitors To Crater Lake Park Travel in Autos
- July 19, 1924
Up to the evening of July 6th a total of 4,941 cars and 14,942 visitors
entered Crater Lake National Park. Thus at the end of the first week of the
official season nearly as many visitors entered as during the entire season of
1923, when a total of 33,011 visitors registered.
Tourist Movement To National Parks
- July 11, 1924
The national parks throughout the country are being visited by unprecedented
numbers of sightseers, some of whom travel from coast to coast by automobile to
get a glimpse of the natural scenic wonders of the great open spaces of the west
Heavy Touring Season Begins at Crater Lake
July 5, 1924
Work on Roads Made Possible Through Recent Snow; Are in Good Shape Now
County claims Crater Lake -
And now it's official, since Klamath County on
Wednesday adopted the slogan "Home of Crater Lake."
Crater Lake boat tours to resume -
August 13, 2008
Boat tours at Crater Lake National Park will resume today. A park spokesman said the tours were canceled from Friday through Tuesday because of damage to a dock at Cleetwood Cove, where the trips
originate. Damage was caused by a windstorm.
Crater Lake vendor gets serious
about recycling - November 12, 2003
Items that once found their way to garbage cans are finding their way to
recycling bins as part of an expanding conservation effort by Xanterra
Parks & Resorts, Crater Lake National Park's concessionaire.
New composite tour boats airlifted
into Crater Lake
When three new composite tour boats, built by
Modutech Marine (Tacoma, Wash., U.S.A.), were delivered
to Oregon's famed Crater Lake in July, the means used to
move the custom-built 15,000-lb, 48-passenger craft to
the road-inaccessible lake - situated in the crater of
extinct volcano Mt. Mazama - were as unique as the boats
Crater Lake boats refloated: builder modifies engines
August 25, 2003
The popular scenic boat tours on Crater Lake
were stymied this summer, but they were back in business Sunday as new,
retooled boats began operating.
Boats land in Crater Lake: new boats to start service on Sunday
Four 1960s-era tour boats named after people who figured prominently in
the history of concession operations at Crater Lake National Park were
flown out of the lake Tuesday and replaced by a trio of new-generation
vessels named for Southern Oregon rivers.
New fleet for Crater Lake - July
A new generation of tour boats, which park
officials say will be cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient, are
scheduled to be flown by helicopter to Wizard Island on July 22 and, if
all goes well, begin carrying visitors around the lake July 26.
Cafe at Crater
Lake to reopen
April 26, 2002
to Crater Lake National Park who have been hungering for a
bowl of chili or gift shop souvenirs should keep the
Park Service names new concession
official - April 13, 2002
Michael Justin, the former general manager of the Running Y Ranch Resort and member of the Oregon Tourism
Commission, began work Tuesday as the management assistant-concession
chief at Crater Lake National Park.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts Receives Contract to Manage
Concessions at Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon
- April 5, 2002
Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the country's
largest operator of national and state parks and
resorts, has been awarded the 15-year contract to manage
lodging, boating, food service, campgrounds, gasoline
station and gift shops at Crater Lake National Park.
Crater Lake concession awarded to
Amfac - January 30, 2002
Amfac Recreational Services, which provides concession services at several major national parks,
has been awarded the concession contract at Crater Lake National Park.
Decision on Crater Lake
concessionaire delayed - December 24, 2001
A decision on a new concessionaire for Crater Lake National Park has been delayed until mid to late January. It was supposed to have been made by now.
Four firms seek Crater Lake Park's concession contract - October 31, 2001
Four companies have submitted detailed offers for taking over concession operations at Crater Lake National Park.
Snow postpones Crater boat tours
tours, interpretive hikes and children's programs are
among the regular seasonal offerings at Crater Lake
National Park this summer.
Crater Lake tour boats start
season today - June 28, 1997
Park rangers will lead interpretive boat tours daily for the balance of the
summer. The two-hour trips take visitors around the perimeter of the lake.
Crater Lake Lodge dining room captures vintage experience
the dining room at the newly reopened Crater Lake Lodge are striving to make
dining as much of a peak experience as viewing the country's deepest and perhaps
most awe-inspiring lake.
Washington Miss Rules At Crater Lake Pageant
- July 24, 1968
Mary McIntosh from Mt. Vernon,
Wash., was crowned Miss Crater Lake 1968 Sunday night at the
Crater Lake Lodge. The sixth annual Miss Crater Lake Pageant
was planned and staged by the 126 students working at the
world-famous tourist attraction.
$2 Million Crater Lake Lodge Expansion Revealed
- January 12, 1968
A new 30-year contract and a building program totaling nearly $2 million has
been announced by Ralph Peyton and J M. Griffin, owners of Crater Lake Lodge.
Crater Lake Popular Working Place in Summer With College Set
- July 12, 1967
Working at Crater Lake National Park Is a little like
college without the book work.
'Miss Crater Lake' Pageant Prepared By Lodge Staffers
July 11, 1967
The pageant, entirely planned and executed by young people who work at Crater
Lake Lodge during the summer, will be held in the lobby of the lodge with the
coronation slated at 9 p.m.
Adequate Accommodations in Oregon's Famous Nat'l Park -
July 28, 1935
The great azure lake in the heart of the Phantom Island in the center, is luring more
visitors this year than for many years past, according to word received from the superintendent of Crater Lake National Park, located in Southern Oregon.
Teachers wanted for outdoor science school workshop
The Klamath Outdoor Science School will hold a workshop for educators on
August 23 to show them what the new school has to offer. The school now
has a site and temporary tents to stay in, but it needs teachers
interested in taking their classes there come spring.
Wintery classroom at Crater Lake
The two were among a parade of Ferguson
Elementary School fifth graders trailing single-file behind Karen Kanes,
a Crater Lake National Park ranger who, like a snowshoed Pied Piper, was
leading them through tall spiring pines and hemlocks.
Courses set on Karuks, bats, Crater
Lake biology - March 21, 2005
People wanting to learn more about Crater Lake National Park's biology, Lava Beds National Monument's bats and the Klamath River's Karuk people will have their chance
A teacher takes lesson out of
doors in celebrating woods of Jacksonville
- February 7, 2005
As Larry Smith discusses his twin passions — teaching kids
and preserving Jacksonville’s woodlands — his eyes reflect both soft
sentiment and steely determination
Geologist's talk rebuilds mountain: Charles Bacon
explains how eruption created Crater Lake -
Mount Mazama, the mountain that rose about
12,000 feet above sea level before a series of climatic eruptions 7,700
years ago created the caldera known as Crater Lake, was resurrected by
Charles "Charlie" Bacon, a U.S. Geologic Survey volcanologist.
Crater Lake's summer program cut
- June 29, 2004
Ranger-led programs, a summer
tradition at Crater Lake National Park, are increasingly becoming a
version of "Where's Waldo?"
Pied Piper of Astronomy's to present program: John Dobson to be honored
by Crater Lake Institute for public service
John Dobson, who's been called the "Pied Piper of Astronomy," "Star
Monk" and the "MacGyver of Astronomy," will received the 2004 Crater
Lake Institute Award for Excellence in Public Service.
Future Science & Learning Center
- August 22,
Park Service representatives, educators and scientists will
join together in a ceremony to announce and dedicate the
future Crater Lake Science and Learning Center at Crater
Lake National Park. The Science and Learning Center is
planned as an interdisciplinary facility that will
facilitate science and unite it with place-based learning
Park Service staff to teach
students - February 16, 2001
Chiloquin Elementary School students are going
to have the opportunity of receiving science-related lessons from Crater
Lake National Park personnel.
Crater Lake Nature Program Set
Attendants at Thursday evening's meeting of the Nature Society of Klamath
Region will hear a lecture - color slide program by Richard Brown, Crater Lake
National Park naturalist.