Website Helps Plan Crater Lake Trip

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — With the snow mostly melted off the higher elevations, one of the state’s most popular outdoor activities are becoming popular again for the season. Now a new website is helping Oregonians, and those visiting the state, find the best hiking trails around Crater Lake National Park. It is called the “Secrets … 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 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 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 »

Warmer Today but Still Cool

Yesterday’s disturbance has now shifted off to the East and clearer skies are with us this morning. Temperatures are near freezing on the East Side and not much of a warm up is expected yet again today, although temperatures are going to be a little warmer than Wednesday. Another cold morning will come tomorrow – … Continue reading »

Rain & Snow Showers Continue Today

The disturbance over the region has brought the first snowfall to parts of our viewing area, especially at Crater Lake where roads were covered in snow at the visitor’s center this morning. Snow levels are at about 4,500′ and will only rise to roughly 5,000′ this afternoon. A very cool and moist air mass is … 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 »

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 »

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 »

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