Experience Crater Lake National Park: True Blue Forever

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 Crater Lake National Park, its unique water purity, and its value for human inspiration and knowledge.  You can also view a short video about our work.

We encourage you to explore, to discover, and to share your stories.

Watch the CBS News video featuring "The Old Man of the Lake" which originally appeared on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016


'Natural History' a high note

Get a glimpse at "Natural History," a 25-minute composition written to honor this natural wonder and performed by the Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake National Park. See the video.



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Things To Do at Crater Lake

No matter the season, there's plenty to do at Crater Lake National Park. Take a look at your options with Travel Southern Oregon.

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Bill promotes outdoors access

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden promotes the legislation during a March 2015 press event in Medford.

The Crater Lake National Park Trust supports a bill by U.S. Rep. Blumenauer and U.S. Sen. Wyden because it fits with the trust’s goals and promotes outdoors access.

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Crater Lake: A History

First photo of Crater Lake, Peter Britt 1874. Courtesy of NPS.

Created by the explosion of Mt. Mazama 7,700 years ago, Crater Lake has long inspired reverence and wonder.

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Crater Lake's 'sister' in China

A tea garden producing some of the world s finest tea leafs is located within Wuyishan National Park.
Photo courtesy Tea Journey mobile magazine

Crater Lake National Park and Wuyishan National Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in China, are now sister parks.

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Crayfish threatens lake's newt

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. 

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OR7 wolf becomes a father

Two of wolf OR7’s pups peek out from a log on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, June 2, 2014.Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Wolf OR7 and a mate have produced offspring in southwest Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, wildlife biologists confirm.

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Getting Here

Crater Lake National Park has to be seen to be believed. Come in the summer or winter. Here's how to get here.

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Snowshoe With a Ranger

Park service rangers lead guided snowshoe tours at the lake each winter. They're free! Learn more about them.

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Tax Deductibility

You can support the Crater Lake Trust and with a contribution and save money on your taxes.

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Support Crater Lake

The Trust depends on your tax-deductible donations to help students, teachers, and visitors to share in the excitement of this great natural wonder.

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Crater Lake License Plates

For just $30, you can join some 400,000 Oregon residents and show your support for Crater Lake by purchasing a Crater Lake License Plate.

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Contact Us

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Crater Lake National Park Trust
PO Box 62
Crater Lake, OR 97604

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(541) 770-1179

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