North Entrance Road into Crater Lake park re-opens

The North Entrance Road in Crater Lake National Park is open for travel, Superintendent Craig Ackerman has announced.

More than 5 feet of snow still remains on the ground at park headquarters, tying the record for snow depth, and snow depth is much greater on many parts of the rim. National Park Service snow removal crews are focusing their efforts on opening East Rim Drive, Pinnacles Road and Lost Creek Campground.

Most park facilities are now open for the season. Steel Visitor Center in Munson Valley is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. Rim Visitor Center is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ranger talks are being given daily at Crater Lake Lodge. Because of the great depth of snow, summer snowshoe walks are being held twice daily in Rim Village. Snowshoes are provided; visitors should sign up at the Rim Visitor Center.

Mazama Campground is now open, but very few sites are accessible. All other concessions in the park are open daily, including Crater Lake Lodge, Mazama Village Motor Inn, Rim Café and Gifts, and Annie Creek Restaurant and Gift Shop. For lodging reservations, call 888-774-2728; for general concession information, all 541-594-2255.

Steep snowfields exist at many of the overlooks, and visitors should use extreme caution.

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