Crater Lake National Park
In its long and varied history, Crater Lake National Park has attracted the wonder and admiration of people all over the world. No place else on earth combines such a deep, pure, vividly blue lake surrounded by sheer cliffs, almost two thousand feet high, with two picturesque islands and a violent volcanic past. Crater Lake's depth of 1,943 feet (592 meters) makes it the deepest lake in the United States, and the ninth deepest in the world, and its fresh water is some of the clearest to be found anywhere on earth. Crater Lake National Park is a place of immeasurable beauty, history, and culture in a stunning and unique landscape.
To learn more about Crater Lake National Park, visit www.nps.gov.
Fees & Passes:
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Camping & Lodging
Crater Lake hosts two campgrounds within the park. Keep in mind that weather can impact the opening and closing dates of each campground. Reservations are recommended for Mazama Campground, and reservations can be made by calling 1 (888) 774-2728 or online at craterlakelodges.com.
- Open late May through early October
- 200 sites equipped with a picnic table and fire ring
- Flush toilets and running water are also available
Lost Creek Campground
- Open June through October
- 16 sites available on a first-come, first-served basis
There are two major lodges within the park, both of which offer modern hotel-style rooms. Reservations are recommended for both locations and can be made by calling 1 (888) 774-2728 or online at craterlakelodges.com.
- Crater Lake Lodge: 71 rooms. Open from mid-May through mid-October.
- Mazama Village Motor Inn: 40 units located in the Mazama Village complex. Open from late May through early October.
Food & Drink
There is no gasoline available in the park during the fall/winter seasons, beginning in mid-October until late May. Travelers should plan accordingly, and fill up before reaching the park. The nearest gas stations are approximately 35 miles away in the towns of Chiloquin and Prospect.
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