Getting to

Crater Lake

Crater Lake National Park is accessible from the north and south. Most people arrive by car.

Reaching the park by car
Roads inside and close to the park are typical mountain roads with many curves and a number of drop-offs. Weather can change suddenly, with snowstorms even in August. Drive cautiously especially if you're not used to mountain driving.

From the South - This is accessible year round.
From Medford - Route 62 north and east to the park's west entrance.
From Klamath Falls - Route 97 north to Route 62 north and west to the park's south entrance.

From the North during the summer
The park's north entrance is closed in the winter and spring. Dates can vary, but typically the north entrance is closed from early November to June.

From Roseburg - Route 138 east to the park's north entrance.
From Bend - Route 97 south to Route 138 west to the park's north entrance.

From the North during the winter
From Roseburg - Route 138 east to Route 230 south to Route 62 east to the park's west entrance.
From Bend - Route 97 south to Route 62 north and west to the park's south entrance.

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