Crater Lake Activities

There's never a shortage of things to do at Crater Lake. The summer brings hiking, cycling, fishing and taking a boat tour on the lake. Snow dominates the winter at Crater Lake so bring your snowshoes and cross country skis.

You can be active. You can sit back and enjoy the views. No matter the choice, Crater Lake National Park is an experience waiting for you.

'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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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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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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Activities - An Overview

No matter the season, Crater Lake is a great destination for many outdoor activities, both in the lake and the surrounding park.

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The 10 Essentials

To always be prepared, there are 10 essential items you should carry with you when heading into the forest.

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Skiing and Snowshoeing

Park ranger-led snowshoeing expeditions and ski trails make Crater Lake a perfect winter wonderland.

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Whether you're looking for a quick half-hour walk or something more challenging, the park has a wide range of hiking trails.

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You can fish in Crater Lake without a license! Please help protect the lake's purity, though.

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Rim Drive

The Rim Drive around Crater Lake provides stunning views of the landscape at pullouts and overlooks along the way.

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

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