National Parks to Raise Fees

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — National parks are getting the green light to raise their entrance fees. Park officials say this is the first time they are given the opportunity in eight years. Representatives at Crater Lake National Park say they are not sure if they will raise fees just yet. Before they do they say … Continue reading »

Crater Lake Sees First Snow

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Tuesday night’s storm brought the first snowfall for Crater Lake since last spring. More than four inches was dumped on the park, prompting camp ground and road closures. On Wednesday the scene at the national park was almost picturesque. Snow clung to trees and branches, but the fog made it almost impossible to … Continue reading »

Search For Snowshoe Hiker Scaled Back

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — On a clear day, Crater Lake’s iconic blue water can be seen from any viewpoint. During the winter time, the snow banks which build up beyond the concrete walls can be tempting for visitors to climb on to take a closer look at the lake. These banks, called cornices, can be … Continue reading »

Missing Snowshoe Hiker at Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE, Ore.– Rangers at Crater Lake National Park are looking for a missing snowshoe hiker. A missing person report was filed last Wednesday. Witnesses say the hiker was last seen that Monday. Rangers were able to locate tracks leading to a collapsed ledge of snow. So far officials say evidence of the hiker has … Continue reading »

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. CraterLakeCountry.com 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 »

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