You don't need a license to fish in Crater Lake, but you will need to be agile. The only access is at the foot of the Cleetwood Trail, or on Wizard Island when boat tours are running.

The rainbow trout and kokanee salmon in Crater Lake were originally planted in 1888 by William G. Steel. They are now self sustaining, but you are welcome to keep as many as you like, with no size restrictions.

To protect the lake's purity, no organic bait of any kind, including power bait or salmon eggs, may be used; no private boats or flotation devices are allowed; and fish may not be cleaned in the lake.

There are fish in many of the Park's streams, too.

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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