Crater Lake Begins Winter Season

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. – If you are looking for something to do this holiday weekend, Crater Lake National Park has an option. They will begin their ranger-guided snowshoe tours on Saturday. They will happen every weekend starting at 1 p.m. from now until the end of April.

Walks will be offered daily from Wednesday, December 26 through Tuesday, January 1. The walks last two hours and cover approximately one mile of moderately strenuous terrain. Snowshoes are provided free of charge, and there is no cost for the tour.

The Crater Lake Ski Patrol is looking for volunteers to help the park staff this year. Volunteers will help with a number of things from providing information to visitors and maintaining winter trails to assisting park rangers with emergency and search and rescue incidents.

All patrols are required to attend two separate weekend training at Crater Lake, work at least 6 days per year, and have at least a current first aid card and CPR-AED certificate.