Crater Lake National Park News
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Crater Lake National Park Lifts Fire Restrictions
September 21, 2022 | 10:30 am
The fire danger level within Crater Lake National Park has dropped from Extreme to High due to recent moisture and predicted cooler temperatures. Effective September 22, 2022 at 12:01 am, Crater Lake National Park will rescind the fire ban implemented earlier in July. To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, the following regulatory provisions will apply to fires within Crater Lake National Park.
Crater Lake National Park to Host Ride the Rim Days
September 8, 2022 | 9:30 pm
Crater Lake National Park, in partnership with Discover Klamath, will host the eighth annual Ride the Rim days on September 10 and 17, 2022. On these consecutive Saturdays, East Rim Drive from North Junction to Park Headquarters will be closed to motorized vehicles from 8:00 PM Friday night (September 9th and 16th) before the event to 6:00 PM Saturday (September 10th and 17st) to allow for nonmotorized recreation including biking, hiking, and running. The event is free, but normal park entrance fees apply.
Crater Lake National Park Implements Fire Ban 7-28-2022
July 27, 2022 | 12:14 pm
With the continued fire danger in southern Oregon, Crater Lake National Park will go into a full fire ban. The outlook is for above normal significant wildland fire potential for the next several months. To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, the following fire ban will be implemented effective at 12:01 AM on Thursday July 28, 2022.
Pile Burning and Prescribed Fire at Crater Lake National Park
April 4, 2022 | 11:00 am
Prescribed fire season has arrived at Crater Lake National Park and the park will be applying prescribed fire to the landscape in preparation for the upcoming fire season, including hand thinning of small trees and brush and pile burning this material.
Park Seeking Public Comment On Cleetwood Trail and Marina Rehabilitation
January 18, 2022 | 6:04 pm
The National Service is proposing to rehabilitate the 1.1-mile Cleetwood Cove Trail and lakeside marina facilities. This trail is the most heavily used trail in the Crater Lake National Park and the only permitted access to the lakeshore.
2021 Winter Road Closures and Entrance Fees
November 3, 2021 | 8:01 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. Also on November 1st, the park began charging its winter entrance fee. The fee is $20 per car, $15 per motorcycle, and $15 per person on foot or bike.
Fire Restrictions Lifted
September 30, 2021 | 3:57 pm
The fire danger level within Crater Lake National Park has dropped from extreme to high. Effective October 1 at 00:01 am, Crater Lake National Park has rescinded the fire restrictions implemented on June 30, 2021.
Crater Lake Trail Management Plan Available for Review
September 22, 2021 | 11:58 am
The National Park Service is seeking public input on a Trail Management Plan for Crater Lake National Park. The purpose of the trail management plan is to provide high-quality nonmotorized recreational opportunities while preserving park resources.
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.