Shutdown Ends, Crater Lake Reopens

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — After a deal was reached late Wednesday night in Washington D.C. to end the government shutdown and reopen national parks, Crater Lake opened Thursday to more than 300 visitors enjoying a beautiful day and a great view of Wizard Island. Paul and Michelle Nelson came from southern California and had Crater … Continue reading »

Crater Lake National Park Re-Opens

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. — Just hours after the government reopens, signs of normality appear across the country. Park officials took down closed signs, and many monuments and museums are now open for business. Crater Lake National Park is open after the sixteen day shutdown. Park enthusiasts can access public areas and roads as … Continue reading »

Crater Lake Shutdown Hits Small Business

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Barricades block the entrance to Crater Lake National park and the impact is felt by nearby businesses who depend on tourism and have taken a hit since the government shutdown began. Thursday afternoon, Lynda Chapman flipped through the reservation book for the month of October at the Union Creek Resort and … Continue reading »

Crater Lake Hosts New Citizens

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — As our country celebrates its 237th birthday Thursday, for some it will be there first as Americans. Wednesday afternoon, there was a sparkle in the water at Crater Lake National Park, and in the eyes of 12 immigrants who raised their right hands and became United States citizens in a ceremony … Continue reading »

New Website for Crater Lake Attractions

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — About half a million people visit Crater Lake each year. The National Park brings in big tourism dollars to Southern Oregon, and this is why a new website is trying to make visiting the lake easier. has lots of trip planning advice from regional attractions, to lodging and dining options. … Continue reading »

Groups Fight Crater Lake Timber Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — Several environmental groups are pushing to save forest land right on the edge of Crater Lake National Park. Environment Oregon representatives started their day in Portland and made their way through Eugene on their way to Medford to deliver public petitions opposing proposed clear-cuts on the edge of Crater Lake. The groups … Continue reading »

National Parks Bring Millions For State

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Thirty-eight and a half million dollars is what the two national parks in Southern Oregon are generating for the communities surrounding them. The National Park Service says it’s part of a $30 billion income from park visits across the nation in 2011. Crater Lake National Park brought in more than 400,000 … Continue reading »

Road Repairs For Crater Lake Rim Drive

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — An approximately $17 million project is being planned to overhaul the Historic Rim Drive Road at Crater Lake National Park. Park officials announced this week planning for a three phase project to repave the Rim Road, repair some of the stone walls, and guard against rock falls along the highway. Park … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

Crater Lake Closed To Divers

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. — If you are planning on going for a dive over the holiday weekend, take Crater Lake off your list. Crater Lake is temporarily closed to scuba drivers due to the threat of invasive species. National Park officials said the closure will remain in effect while they work to prevent … Continue reading »

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