Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park

Things To Do

Guided Tours

Winter Programs

Rangers lead interpretive snowshoe walks and discuss various aspects of winter ecology. Walks are presented every Saturday and Sunday from late November through late March at 1:00 PM. Please sign up in advance by calling (541)594-3100 or by stopping by the Steel Visitor Center at Park Headquarters when you arrive. Participants must wear snowshoes because of the deep snow conditions along the route. Snowshoes are provided and there is a 30 person limit on each walk, and a minimum age of 8 years.

Summer Programs

Crater Lake Boat Tours are given daily from early July to mid-September, weather permitting. Tickets are sold only at the Cleetwood Cove Trailhead parking area. (PLEASE NOTE: Boat tour access requires hiking 2.2 miles round trip on a strenuous trail!) Please check with Xanterra Parks & Resorts for the most current boat tour schedule.

Discovering Crater Lake Talks - Explore the special qualities and features of the "Jewel of the Cascades," and how it came to be. This 20 minute talk is presented three times daily starting early July through Labor Day.

Ranger's Choice Talks - Learn about different unique aspects of Crater Lake National Park. Topics vary. This 20 minute talk is presented twice daily on the back porch of Crater Lake Lodge.

Junior Ranger Program - Visitors 6-12 year old may become "Junior Rangers" by participating in this activity. The program is available at the Mazama Campground Amphitheater from early July through Labor Day.

Evening Programs - Join park rangers for in-depth presentations of various topics relating to the natural and cultural history of Crater Lake. Specific topics are posted at the visitor centers and campgrounds. Programs are presented at the Mazama Campground Amphitheater from early July through Labor Day.

Please check at park visitor centers for the most current schedule of activities.

Nearby Attractions

Other Attractions

Deschutes National Forest

Winema National Forest

Rogue River National Forest

Umpqua National Forest

Cascades Volcano Observatory

Local Partners & Information Resources

Xanterra Parks and Resorts

Southern Oregon Visitors Association

Klamath Tribes

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe

Klamath County Tourism