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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Prescribed Burns Planned for Crater Lake National Park

Prescribed Burns Planned for Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park, OR - Crater Lake National Park will conduct a prescribed pile burning along North Entrance Road and Highway 62 West in the coming days. Fire crews will ignite the piles when conditions such as weather, fuel moisture, and smoke dispersal are favorable.  

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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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Crater Lake National Park Rescinds Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Crater Lake National Park Rescinds Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

CRATER LAKE, OREGON – The fire danger level within Crater Lake National Park has dropped from high to moderate due to recent moisture and predicted cooler temperatures. Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry is also declaring an end to fire season in this area. Effective October 12, 2018 at 12:01 am, Crater Lake National Park will lift the fire restrictions implemented on July 13, 2018.

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Missing Klamath County Man Survives Three Nights in Freezing Temps, Heavy Rain Lost Near Crater Lake NP

Missing Klamath County Man Survives Three Nights in Freezing Temps, Heavy Rain Lost Near Crater Lake NP

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office responded on Thursday, October 4 to the report of a missing 56-year-old man who went mushroom picking in an area near the base of the eastern slope of Mt. Scott. The man, identified as Marty Holloway, was reported by family members after he failed to check in with them. The family had located Mr. Holloway’s vehicle and discovered that he left his phone and jacket in it, and worried that he was not prepared to stay out in the elements.

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One Person Dies in Single Vehicle Crash on Hwy 62 near Crater Lake

One Person Dies in Single Vehicle Crash on Hwy 62 near Crater Lake

On Friday, September 28, 2018 at approximately 2:29 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 62 at milepost 58 near the entrance to Crater Lake National Park.

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Wildfire Update: Timber Crater 6

Wildfire Update: Timber Crater 6

Crater Lake National Park, OR: Northwest Incident Management Team 9 (Incident Commander Brian Goff) took command of the Timber Crater 6 Fire at 6 a.m. today. The fire is actively burning in mixed conifer in the remote northeast corner of Crater Lake National Park. This is one of several fires ignited by lightning in and around the Park on Sunday, July 15. Other fires are being managed by other incident management teams and local resources.

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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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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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Crater Lake & Lava Beds Entrance Fees to Increase

Crater Lake & Lava Beds Entrance Fees to Increase

Fees will increase across National Parks this season and the majestic Crater Lake National Park & mysterious Lava Beds National Monument will not be immune. Starting May 12, 2018 fees will increase to $25 per vehicle for both Crater Lake and the Lava Beds. 

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New Concessioner at Crater Lake Starting Fall 2018

New Concessioner at Crater Lake Starting Fall 2018

The National Park Service today announced the selection of Crater Lake Hospitality, LLC, a subsidiary of Aramark, to operate visitor services at Crater Lake National Park and Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve. The concessioner will operate lodging, a campground, boat tours, food service, and retail at Crater Lake and operate a lodge, food service, and retail at Oregon Caves.

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Basin Adventures: Go Play in the Snow

Basin Adventures: Go Play in the Snow

With the snow falling, many chose to ignore the snowflakes and dream of sitting on a beach with the warm sun. While others cannot wait to adventure in the frozen white flurries. With the help of the Klamath Falls KOA Journey we look at four family friendly places to go sledding in all the newly fallen snow.

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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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