Crater Lake National Park News
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Ride the Rim Event Postponed Until 2022
August 25, 2021 | 3:35 pm
The Ride the Rim event scheduled for September 11 and 18 is being postponed until 2022 due to multiple factors including rising COVID-19 case rates throughout Oregon, limited availability of staff and volunteers, and ongoing unhealthy air quality from fires throughout the region.
Brief Closure Scheduled for Cleetwood Trail
July 29, 2021 | 5:59 pm
The Cleetwood Trail in Crater Lake National Park will temporarily close on Tuesday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 4th so park staff can install a hardening material on a portion of the trail surface. The work is being done mid-week to reduce impacts on visitors and the trail will reopen as soon as the work is completed.
Crater Lake National Park Implements Fire Ban
July 15, 2021 | 3:40 pm
With the warm, dry, and breezy conditions and continued elevated risk for wildland fire in southern Oregon, Crater Lake National Park is implementing a full fire ban. To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, the fire ban will be implemented beginning 12:01 AM on Saturday July 17, 2021 and will be in effect until further notice.
Crater Lake National Park Implements Fire Restrictions for 2021 Season
June 29, 2021 | 6:28 pm
With the increased fire danger and above normal significant wildland fire potential throughout the region, Crater Lake National Park is implementing fire restrictions effective at 12:01AM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.
Rim Drive Opens for the Season
June 24, 2021 | 8:55 pm
The entire 33-mile Rim Drive around Crater Lake along with the 7-mile Pinnacles Road will open for the season on Friday, June 25th. Below average snowfall during the winter and unseasonably early snow melt this spring have led to an accelerated opening.
North Entrance Road to Open for 2021 Season
May 27, 2021 | 7:40 pm
The North Entrance Road and West Rim Drive in Crater Lake National Park will open for travel Friday morning, May 28, 2021 – just in time for the holiday weekend. Superintendent Craig Ackerman announced that visitors will now be able to drive to and from the park via this popular route and access spectacular views of the lake from West Rim Drive.
Winter Road Closures and Fees
November 9, 2020 | 7:05 pm
Crater Lake National Park’s North Entrance Road and Rim Drive closed for the season on November 1st. All visitors to Crater Lake National Park must use Highway 62 to access the park from the south or west during these closures. Winter fees were also implemented beginning November 1st.
Crater Lake National Park Rescinds Fire Ban
October 21, 2020 | 7:00 pm
The fire danger level within Crater Lake National Park has dropped from high to moderate due to recent moisture and predicted cooler temperatures. Effective October 21, 2020 at 12:01 am, Crater Lake National Park rescinded the fire restrictions and the fire ban put in place earlier this year.
Level 1 Evacuation Notice Lifted
September 24, 2020 | 5:05 pm
Based on the status of nearby fires, local forecasts with cooler temperatures and some precipitation, and long-range projections for fire behavior, Crater Lake National Park lifted the Level 1 Evacuation Notification on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. The park will continue to monitor conditions and will reissue any evacuation notifications if needed.
Park Issues Level 1 Evacuation Notice
September 10, 2020 | 1:28 pm
Crater Lake National Park has issued a Level 1 Evacuation Notice for the entire park effective at 11:00 AM, September 10, 2020. The Level 1 notice informs residents and visitors to “be ready” for a potential evacuation, including employee dormitories and trailer sites, in the event that a fire approaches these areas. There are no mandatory evacuations at this time.