(10) Rim Village Cafe and Gift Shop: The Rim Village Café features "Grab and Go"
items including hot soups, sandwiches, salads and snacks. This 1,500-square-foot café has a seating capacity of 36 inside and 48 on an adjoining patio. The 2,200-square-foot retail
area features a hiking theme with aisles resembling a hiking trail that weaves its way through the shop. A snow tunnel through the basement of the building to the parking lot makes an
easy access for winter visitors. Xanterra
Parks and Resorts manage the Cafe and Gift Shop
2008 Hours of Operation (Open year-round except Christmas Day)
May 22 - June 12: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
June 13 - September 1: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
September 2 - September 28: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September 29 - October 13: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winter Season: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(11) Community House: The Community House was built in 1924 for use in park programs, primarily interpretation. It was renovated
and returned to operation in 2001.
(12) Rim Village Overnight Parking: Backcountry users may park in either the Park Headquarters
area or Rim Village. You are responsible for ensuring that
your car is parked in a designated overnight parking area. If
your vehicle is left in a non-designated area, it may be
seriously damaged by snow removal equipment or towed at your
expense. You will be required to provide vehicle description(s)
and license plate number(s) when you receive your backcountry
The road from Headquarters to Rim Village is plowed on a
regular basis. However, due to heavy snowfall this section of
road is often closed for hours or days at a time. Keep this in
mind as you decide where to park your car. You may need to ski
along the Raven Trail between Rim Village and Park Headquarters
to return to your vehicle.
(13) Rim Visitor Center: Formerly the Kiser Photo Studio, this building is located a few hundred feet from the Crater Lake
Lodge. It is opened daily from early June through late September and staffed by volunteers and park rangers. General park information, backcountry camping permits, and educational
sales items are available at this location.
(14) Sinnott Memorial Overlook: Perched on a rock ledge behind the Rim Visitor Center, features an enclosed exhibit room and an
open parapet with spectacular views of the lake. The overlook contains a relief model of the park and exhibits on the park's geologic story and history of scientific research. The
overlook is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from late June through October (weather permitting). 20-minute ranger talks are given several times each day from July 4 through
September 1. The overlook is located down a steep historic walkway with stairs and is not accessible to people with limited mobility.
(15) Rim Village Picnic Area: This former campground was converted into a picnic area in 1976, in part, to reduce the amount of
rim congestion and development. There are many sites, beneath the cool and shady forest cover, with picnic tables and fire grates.
(16) Crater Lake Lodge: A national historic landmark, the lodge was built in 1915 by private parties and later came to be owned
by the National Park Service. It is one of the most recognized elements of Crater Lake National Park, along with the rim, the lake, and Wizard Island. The Lodge contains 71 rooms, a
fine dining room, a great room with a large fireplace and veranda that looks out upon Crater Lake. The Lodge is open from late May to early October.
Xanterra Parks and Resorts manage the Crater Lake Lodge