STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Drive the rim at Crater Lake National Park

It's now possible to drive the 33-mile circumference of Crater Lake.

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 4:42 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 4:51 PM

CRATER LAKE, Ore. — On Thursday, park officials announced that the whole 33-mile Rim Drive around Crater Lake was open for the season, as well as most of the facilities and services in the iconic park.

"Visitors can enjoy spectacular views of Crater Lake from many vista points along this scenic drive and escape the heat of lower elevations. Wildflowers are beginning to emerge as the snow continues to melt," Crater Lake National Park said.

The 16-site Lost Creek Campground remains closed for the time being, but officials estimate that Lost Creek would be open for dry camping — with no water or campfires — the following week.

"Most hiking trails in the park are now open, but many still have small patches of snow," park officials said. "Come to the park to enjoy a boat tour, trolley ride or other ranger-led programs."

The Watchman Peak Trail remained covered with snow and would require more melting, possibly shoveling, before it opens for the season.

For more information on trail conditions and park interpretive programs, please call 541-594-3100.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 3967

Reported Deaths: 148
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah105258
Marion91425
Washington69817
Clackamas29610
Deschutes1200
Linn1159
Umatilla1123
Polk9610
Lane672
Yamhill667
Jackson600
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath410
Coos310
Malheur280
Josephine251
Douglas250
Jefferson240
Wasco181
Columbia160
Hood River120
Morrow120
Lincoln90
Tillamook60
Crook60
Curry60
Union60
Wallowa20
Sherman10
Grant10
Harney10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 99387

Reported Deaths: 3819
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles478452145
Riverside7139303
San Diego6797249
Orange5578131
San Bernardino4567176
Alameda298693
Santa Clara2675139
San Francisco239940
San Mateo190482
Kern187629
Tulare177179
Santa Barbara155112
Fresno148222
Contra Costa135337
Imperial135224
Sacramento131056
Ventura91230
San Joaquin77133
Kings6882
Stanislaus65928
Sonoma5154
Solano45520
Monterey4298
Marin41714
Merced2687
San Luis Obispo2631
Santa Cruz2002
Yolo19822
Placer1889
Napa1093
Humboldt942
Madera852
El Dorado780
San Benito762
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Del Norte400
Shasta364
Mono341
Yuba281
Mendocino220
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Lake140
Calaveras140
Glenn120
Amador100
Siskiyou61
Colusa50
Plumas40
Lassen40
Tuolumne30
Tehama31
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 71°
Brookings
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 54°
Crater Lake
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 61°
Grants Pass
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 72°
Klamath Falls
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 61°
Hot week, stormy weekend
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Smoke expected through today

Image

Fighting fires during coronavirus

Image

Nate Bittle is gearing up for his senior year

Image

Search and rescue adjusts to a pandemic

Image

Tuesday, May 26th Evening Weather

Image

Search and Rescue teams adjust their jobs during the pandemic

Image

Anywhere Learning: Read-aloud - Sarah, Plain and Tall, Part 2

Image

Anywhere Learning: Mystery Adventure, Part 2

Image

Anywhere Learning: All About Family

Image

Anywhere Learning: Mystery Adventure, Part 1