Oregon’s Crater Lake is a spectacular place that contains the purest water on Earth. For generations, it has inspired wonder in families, artists, and scientists alike.
The Crater Lake National Park Trust is a nonprofit organization that helps to protect, promote, and enhance, its unique water purity, and its value for human inspiration and knowledge. You can also about our work.
We encourage you to explore, to discover, and to share your stories.
Created by the explosion of Mt. Mazama 7,700 years ago, Crater Lake has long inspired reverence and wonder.Read more
The Mazama newt, once the top of the lake's food chain, is threatened by invading crayfish. Read, watch or listen to this OPB report.Read more
Wolf OR7 and a mate have produced offspring in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, wildlife biologists confirm.Read more
Crater Lake National Park has to be seen to be believed. Come in the summer or winter. Here's how to get here.Read more
Park service rangers lead guided snowshoe tours at the lake each winter. They're free! Learn more about them.Read more
You can support the Crater Lake Trust and with a contribution and save money on your taxes.Read more