Moderate snow over the High Cascades tonight and Saturday

Moderate snow over the High Cascades tonight and Saturday

A cold front will bring moderate snow accumulations to the higher elevations of the Cascades tonight and Saturday. The heaviest snow will be above major pass level, but highways around Crater Lake National Park will be affected by snow accumulations.

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‘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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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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Scattered thunderstorms produce nine fires, largest near Gerber

Scattered thunderstorms produce nine fires, largest near Gerber

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – In the past 24 hours, nine lightning-caused fires have been confirmed with the largest fire being the Adobe Fire located south of the Gerber Reservoir. The Adobe Fire is approximately 40 acres, with multiple resources on scene including engines, aircraft, and handcrews.

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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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Ride the Rim 2019, seeking volunteers

Ride the Rim 2019, seeking volunteers

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Crater Lake National Park, in partnership with Discover Klamath, will host the annual Ride the Rim days September 14 and 21, 2019. On these consecutive Saturdays, East Rim Drive from North Junction to Park Headquarters will be closed to motorized vehicles from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to allow for non-motorized recreation including biking, hiking, and running.

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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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Rim Drive Opens at Crater Lake National Park

Rim Drive Opens at Crater Lake National Park

The entire 33-mile Rim Drive around Crater Lake is now open for the season, as are all facilities and services with the exception of the 16-site Lost Creek Campground which remains closed at this time.

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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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Klamath Heritage: Feeding Bears at Crater Lake

Klamath Heritage: Feeding Bears at Crater Lake

Feeding black bears was a popular activity at Crater Lake National Park – and numerous other parks around the country – in the early 1900s. Our Photo of the Week for May 19, 2019, is an undated image showing a man feeding four bears at Crater Lake. The photo appears to have been taken in the 1920s.

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Cycle Oregon coming to Diamond & Crater Lakes

Cycle Oregon coming to Diamond & Crater Lakes

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Discover Klamath Visitor and Convention Bureau, in partnership with Two Rivers Art Gallery and Cycle Oregon, will host the Cycle Oregon Classic at Diamond Lake on September 11, 12, and 13, 2019. 

Discover Klamath has graciously accepted the role of Community Manager and is currently seeking organizations to help assist by filling many roles and various aspects in order to successfully host the Cycle Oregon Classic.  These organizations can be, but are not limited to:  Church Groups, School Teams, Non-Profits, Service Organizations, and more.

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