Secretary of the Interior at Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — The US Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, is kicking off National Park Week with a visit to Crater Lake National Park. Secretary Jewell strapped on snowshoes and hit the trails with students and teachers from Eugene’s Network Charter School. She also held an informal question and answer session with students … Continue reading »

Oregon Trails: Crater Lake Crashes

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Crater Lake in Southern Oregon is unlike any other national park in the country, and it’s the nation’s deepest lake. For more than 150 years it has attracted the curious and adventurous, but it also has attracted some people who never returned. Clear skies and barely a whisper of breeze makes … Continue reading »

Crater Lake Snow Tours to Begin

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. — The popular ranger-guided snowshoes tours are set to begin this weekend at Crater Lake. A ranger-led tour allows residents to explore the beautiful wonderland at the national park and see how plants and animals survive in the deep snow. Rangers will offer the walks every Saturday and Sunday at … Continue reading »

Shutdown Affecting Oregon Services

MEDFORD, Ore. — In the first hours of the federal shutdown, we are getting a glimpse of its impact. Non-essential jobs have been furloughed. Monuments, museums, and politician’s offices are closed. On the long list of federal agencies closing their doors due to the government shutdown: the local Bureau of Land Management offices. BLM officials … Continue reading »

Federal Shutdown Closes Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. — The federal government will shut down if an agreement is not reached by Monday night. If it happens, all national parks will close, including Crater Lake. If the park does end up closing as a result of the shutdown, not only will guests not be allowed to come into … Continue reading »

Water Shortage Might Affect Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Park officials at Crater Lake National Park say with the public’s help in a water conservation effort, the park should not be impacted by the water shortages hitting Klamath County. Nearly half a million people visit the park every year. The lodge and restaurants at the park depend on the water … Continue reading »

111th Birthday Adventures at Crater Lake

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. — Starting next week, officials with the Crater Lake Wilderness Coalition will begin a series of summer treks to showcase what the area has to offer outdoor enthusiasts. Wednesday marked the 111th anniversary of President Theodore Roosevelt making Crater Lake the nation’s fifth national park. Many of the hikes take … 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 »

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 »

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