Crater Lake is widely known for its intense blue color and spectacular views. During summer, visitors
may navigate the Rim Drive around the lake, enjoy boat tours on the lake surface, stay in the historic
Crater Lake Lodge, camp at Mazama Village, or hike some of the park's various trails including Mt. Scott
at 8,929 ft.
Diverse interpretive programs enhance visitors' knowledge and appreciation of this national
park, 90% of which is managed as wilderness. The winter brings some of the heaviest snowfall in the country,
averaging 533 inches per year. Although park facilities mostly close for this snowy season, visitors may
view the lake during fair weather, enjoy cross-country skiing, and participate in weekend snowshoe hikes.
Visit the National Park Service site about
for further details, maps, directions and history.
See also Crater Lake Resort