national parks

National Parks Off-Limits
5:50 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Federal Shutdown Frustrates Crater Lake Visitors

Credit Gifford Photographic Collection

Crater Lake National Park is closed due to the federal government shutdown—opening up problems for visitors from across the country and across the globe.

From the Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Devan Schwartz reports.

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Jefferson Exchange | October 2, 2013
12:10 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Working In The Clouds: Crater Lake's Resident Artist

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Who would NOT want to work at Crater Lake, high in the mountains, next to the deepest (and bluest) lake in the country? 

John Sollinger gets to the join the small club of people who work at Oregon's only national park. 

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Environment
6:34 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Early Snowfall At Crater Lake Park

Webcam shot from Steel Visitor Center at Crater Lake, September 26.
Credit National Park Service

Autumn has barely arrived in Oregon, and already snow has fallen at Crater Lake.

Park official Marsha McCabe says there was an unusually early snowfall Tuesday and Wednesday, with eight inches on the ground.

McCabe says September snowfall at the National Park is rare-usually a dusting of an inch or two.

But when things get going in the winter, the snowfall at Crater Lake averages more than 500 inches a year.

McCabe says the North Entrance to the part and West Rim Drive are temporarily closed, but should be reopened by the weekend as the forecast calls for nice weather.