Three bears being fed by a member of the kitchen staff, another kitchen staffer in doorway of log structure, William G. Steel sitting looking on.

The NPS Focus Collection – over 1000 historic photos of Crater Lake

The NPS Digital Asset System of Crater Lake photos

Both old and new, this collection of over 1400 photographs can be found at Search on CRLA for all results. Crater Lake Institute has well over 1000 of these images, many of which have been photo-enhanced for better viewing. Much larger printable download images are available at the Focus portal.

From the Focus website: The Focus Digital Asset Management System is an enterprise system for managing NPS digital media including photos, documents, drawings, audio, video, maps, and GIS images. With both public and NPS-only web portals, Focus supports parks and programs with digital asset hosting and delivery services. NPS Focus supports web services, support for embedded metadata, and integrated geospatial capabilities.
  1. Focus – Rim Village Area
  2. Focus – Buildings in the Munson Valley Area
  3. Focus – Watchtower Area
  4. Focus – Lake Photos
  5. Focus – Trails
  6. Focus – Road Building
  7. Focus – Mount Scott
  8. Focus – Arial Photographs
  9. Focus – Winter Scenic Photos
  10. Focus – People at Crater Lake
  11. Focus – Hand-carved Signage
  12. Focus – Nature Photos
  13. Focus – Annie Spring Bridge
  14. Focus – Original Headquarters Building
  15. Focus – Annie Spring Superintendent’s House
  16. Focus – Munson Ridge Communications Tower
  17. Focus – Early Explorations
Copyright Considerations
Restrictions apply on use and/or reproduction:
Crater Lake National Park is offering public access to its archival collections as a contribution to education and scholarship. Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. The reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of National Park Service (NPS) gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks.
Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The NPS may provides information about copyright owners and other restrictions as a service to aid patrons, however, determination of the appropriate use of an item ultimately rests with the patron. As a publicly support institution the NPS generally does not own rights to material in its collections and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. It is the patron’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when using materials found in the NPS’ collections outside of fair use. Please see Section 107 from Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code <> for more information on “Fair Use”.
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