Lava Beds to host living history event

Lava Beds to host living history event

Tulelake, California— History will come alive on Saturday, May 11th, during the Lava Bed National Monument's annual Timeline Living History event.

This very special event highlights the storied history of the Tule Lake Basin.

Groups of local volunteers, including the Cascade Civil War Society and the Mount Mazama Mountain Men, will join National Park Service staff and other volunteers in portraying different time periods from the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Tule Lake National Monument Designated

Tule Lake National Monument Designated

Tulelake, Calif. — The National Park Service announces the redesignation of the Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument to the Tule Lake National Monument. This provision was passed as part of the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management and Recreation Act (formerly known as the Natural Resources Management Act) which passed both houses of Congress in February and was signed into law on March 12, 2019 by President Donald Trump.

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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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Crater Lake Offers a Digital Payment Option for Entrance Fees

Crater Lake Offers a Digital Payment Option for Entrance Fees

CRATER LAKE, OR – Beginning Saturday, December 1, Crater Lake National Park offers visitors an on-line option to pay park entrance fees with no additional costs. The seven-day vehicle, motorcycle or individual pass along with the $50 Crater Lake National park annual pass will be available for purchase any time before visiting the park.  

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Winter Fees and Road Closures at Crater Lake National Park

Winter Fees and Road Closures at Crater Lake National Park

CRATER LAKE, OR – On November 1st, the park will begin charging its winter entrance fee.  The fee is $15 per car or motorcycle and $10 per person. It is good for 7 days, and will be collected at the Annie Creek Entrance Station or the backcountry office at park headquarters. 

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2018 Fire Season Goes Into Effect

2018 Fire Season Goes Into Effect

Present warming and drying weather conditions have prompted fire officials in Klamath and Lake Counties to declare fire season beginning Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 1201 A.M. on lands protected by the Klamath-Lake District, Oregon Department of Forestry. This affects all private, county, and state forest lands, as well as those Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands west of the Gerber Reservoir Area in Klamath County. 

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North Entrance Road to Open at Crater Lake National Park

North Entrance Road to Open 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 Friday afternoon, May 25, 2018 – 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. This is a very early opening for Crater Lake’s North Entrance. Warm temperatures and a low snow pack have resulted in a greatly accelerated spring opening this year.

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Road and Parking Lot Construction at Lava Beds

Tulelake, Calif. - Beginning the week of My 7th through July 2nd, Lava Beds National Monument will begin a pavement preservation project with the Department of Transportation. The Lava Beds National Monument roadway improvements are part of a 3.9 million dollar federally funded project to improve accessibility, safety, and visitor experience withing our National Parks.

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Tourism to Crater Lake National Park Creates $59.9 Million in Economic Benefits

Tourism to Crater Lake National Park Creates $59.9 Million in Economic Benefits

Crater Lake, OR – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that almost 712,000 visitors to Crater Lake in 2017 spent $59.9 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 981 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $80.6 million.

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YCC Positions Available at Lava Beds

YCC Positions Available at Lava Beds

Tulelake, CA – Lava Beds National Monument is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program again this year. YCC is a summer employment program for young men and women, ages 15 through 18, who work and learn together by participating in conservation work on public lands. The program is expected to begin on June 18th, and will run for 8 weeks, dependent upon available funding.

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Crater Lake Fee Increase Proposal 2018

Crater Lake Fee Increase Proposal 2018

Crater Lake National Park is proposing an increase to entrance fees into the park. The single vehicle entrance fee would change from $15 to $25 for a seven-day pass. The park's annual pass would increase from $30 to $50. The current rate of $10 per individual and $10 per motorcycle would increase to $12 for an individual and $20 for a motorcycle. The park is proposing this increase begin May 1, 2018. 

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National Parks Offer Free Admission for 4 Days in 2018

National Parks Offer Free Admission for 4 Days in 2018

All national parks, including Crater Lake National Park and the Lava Beds National Monument, will waive entrance fees on 4 special days in 2018

Every day is a great day, in a national park. Free entrance fee days offer an extra incentive to visit one of these amazing places. We continue to encourage all Americans to discover the beauty and history that lives in our national parks.

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Basin Adventure: Crystal Ice Cave Tours

Basin Adventure: Crystal Ice Cave Tours

Crystal Ice Cave contains some of the most spectacular ice formations among Lava Beds' many caves. Because of the sensitive nature of this cave's formations and its cold environment, Crystal Ice Cave is open to park visitors only on small ranger-guided tours during the winter months.

Tours of no more than six visitors (ages 12 years and older) are offered every Saturday at 1:00 pm from January through March and last 3+ hours.

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