‘Persistence yields results’

‘Persistence yields results’

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – On Monday, October 7, 2019, representatives from the National Weather Service visited Crater Lake National Park to celebrate 100 years of weather observation with a brief ceremony held near the historic Crater Lake Lodge.

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NWS to recognize Crater Lake NP for 100-years of weather observation

NWS to recognize Crater Lake NP for 100-years of weather observation

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – On Monday, October 7, 2019, representatives from the National Weather Service will be at Crater Lake National Park to celebrate 100 years of weather observation.  There will be a brief ceremony on the back porch of Crater Lake Lodge at 1:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend.   

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RX Burn planned for Crater Lake NP

RX Burn planned for Crater Lake NP

CRATER LAKE, Ore. - Crater Lake National Park Fire Management staff are preparing to implement portions of the West Highway 62 prescribed fire project.

The unit is located along both sides of West Highway 62.  Approximately 44 acres containing roughly 2200 piles are in the areas scheduled to be burned this fall.  These piles are from the construction of fuel breaks along Highway 62.

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This autumn may see more controlled burns in Oregon

This autumn may see more controlled burns in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Cool, rainy weather across much of the state has allowed the first controlled burns to be lit in parts of Oregon. New rules governing smoke may allow more of these burns than in the past. Oregon Department of Forestry officials believe increasing the amount of burning will help landowners reduce the public safety risk from the buildup of fuels in forests, and improve forest health.

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Crater Lake NP to host annual 'Ride the Rim'

Crater Lake NP to host annual 'Ride the Rim'

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – Crater Lake National Park, in partnership with Discover Klamath, will host the seventh annual Ride the Rim days on September 14 and 21, 2019. On these consecutive Saturdays, the event will take place from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. East Rim Drive from North Junction to Park Headquarters will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10:00 PM Friday (September 13th and 20th) night before the event to 6:00 PM Saturday (September 14th and 21st) to allow for nonmotorized recreation including biking, hiking, and running. The event is free, but normal park entrance fees apply.

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Visitor ordered to pay damages after illegally driving vehicle off-road at Crater Lake NP

Visitor ordered to pay damages after illegally driving vehicle off-road at Crater Lake NP

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – In July 2018, Evan Metz of Grants Pass, Oregon drove over three miles in the Pumice Desert causing significant resource damage. The soil and vegetation were disturbed throughout the area, and in the location where he drove around in circles while a friend took pictures, the disturbance exceeded 12 inches in depth and caused widespread vegetation mortality.

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'Partners in the Park' educates students in service ans stewardship

'Partners in the Park' educates students in service ans stewardship

Since 2018 Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” associate professor Christopher Syrnyk, Ph.D., has been working with Crater Lake National Park (CRLA) on a National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) project for their Partners in the Parks committee. Created as NCHC service/stewardship projects to encourage experiential learning and community building in the nation’s national parks, Partners in the Parks provides many students who are sometimes unable to go on a study abroad learning experience another opportunity, which is more affordable, for a meaningful learning and travel experience.

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27 Year old male drowns at Cleetwood Cove [UPDATED]

27 Year old male drowns at Cleetwood Cove [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Officials from Crater Lake National Park have identified the 27 year old male that drowned at Cleetwood Cove on Sunday.

Crater Lake, Ore. – At approximately 4:40 PM on Sunday, August 18th, the park received a call that a 27 year old male had jumped off a small rock cliff at Cleetwood Cove but had not resurfaced.

People on scene immediately threw out a life ring and staff from the Crater Lake Hospitality park boat tour operation went to the area in a small boat to help with the search. Park staff mobilized quickly and responded to the location, over one mile down the Cleetwood Trail.

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Annual Crater Lake Rim Run This Saturday, 8/10/19

Annual Crater Lake Rim Run This Saturday, 8/10/19

Crater Lake, OR – Saturday, August 10, 2019, is the 43rd Annual Crater Lake Rim Run.  This is not a park sponsored event, but each year it is conducted under the guidelines of a special-use park permit. The following information will assist visitors who plan to be in the park before the event on Friday evening, August 9th, and on the day of the run.

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Emergency Closure of Two Backcountry Campsites

Emergency Closure of Two Backcountry Campsites

Crater Lake, Ore. – Dutton Creek and Red Cone campsites, located along the Pacific Crest Trail in Crater Lake National Park, have been closed to public use by the park superintendent due to a significant number of hazardous trees that threaten those areas.

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Campfires Permitted Only in Designated Areas at Crater Lake National Park

Campfires Permitted Only in Designated Areas at Crater Lake National Park

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – Campfires are no longer permitted in the backcountry at Crater Lake National Park. This change comes with the annual update of the Superintendent’s Compendium, a document that details park specific rules and regulations.

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North Entrance Road Opens at Crater Lake National Park

North Entrance Road Opens at Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake, OR - The North Entrance Road and West Rim Drive in Crater Lake National Park will open for travel on Saturday morning, June 15, 2019. Superintendent Craig Ackerman announced that visitors can now drive to and from the park via this popular route and access spectacular views of the lake from West Rim Drive.

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Snow Blankets Region, 24-Hour Snow Totals

Snow Blankets Region, 24-Hour Snow Totals

Tuesday’s storm brought wet heavy snow to much of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Measurable snow was seen as far south as Cottonwood, California, 11 miles south of Redding.

For much of the Tuesday night into mid-day Wednesday, Interstate 5 was closed to semi trucks at the Oregon-California boarder to just north of Redding. Vehicles were allowed through if they met certain winter weather criteria (such as caring or using chains).

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Merkley, Wyden Join Colleagues to Introduce ANTIQUITIES Act to Protect America’s National Monuments from Unlawful Attacks

Merkley, Wyden Join Colleagues to Introduce ANTIQUITIES Act to Protect America’s National Monuments from Unlawful Attacks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden joined more than 100 Democratic Members of Congress to introduce legislation protecting America’s treasured national monuments against the Trump administration’s relentless attacks on public lands. The America’s Natural Treasures of Immeasurable Quality Unite, Inspire, and Together Improve the Economies of States (ANTIQUITIES) Act of 2019 reinforces Congress’ clear intent in the Antiquities Act of 1906: Only Congress has the authority to modify a national monument designation. 

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Photo Story: The Calm Before the Storm, Crater Lake NP

Photo Story: The Calm Before the Storm, Crater Lake NP

Over the weekend it is forecasted that Crater Lake National Park can receive up to 18 inches of new snow during the upcoming storm. The extended forecast from the National Weather Service Office in Medford, Ore. also shows that today may be the last day for sunshine for some time. With that info, I took advantage of an opportunity to get out of the newsroom and use my snowshoes.

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Crater Lake Hospitality Announces New Winter Hours

Crater Lake Hospitality Announces New Winter Hours

Crater Lake, OR – Crater Lake Hospitality announced today that it will resume operations at the Rim Village Café and Gift Shop on Saturday, February 2, 2019.  The Rim Café has been closed since December 23, 2018 when winter weather required the closure of park roads during the recent lapse in appropriations.  Crater Lake National Park has now resumed normal operations and the road to Rim Village has reopened.

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Crater Lake NP to Re-Open Monday

Crater Lake NP to Re-Open Monday

Crater Lake, Ore. – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Crater Lake National Park will resume regular operations on Monday, January 28, 2019. After 35 days of closure, time is needed to clear roadways, repair leaks, open restrooms and other facilities, check fire alarm systems, and ensure that the park is safe for visitors.

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Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks To Start This Weekend

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks To Start This Weekend

Crater Lake, Ore. – Crater Lake National Park has announced that the popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks are about to begin for the 2018-19 winter season.

The walks will take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from December 8 through April 28. They will also be offered daily from December 15 through January 6, except on Christmas Day. Snowshoes are provided free of charge for these hikes, and no previous snowshoeing experience is necessary.

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