Is the North Entrance to Crater Lake Open?

The North Entrance to Crater Lake National Park closes every fall on November 1st unless it's closed earlier by snowfall.  

In the spring, the National Park opens the North entrance on or about June 1st.  Again snow fall is the major influencing factor on when the North entrance opens and can fluctuate by about 2 weeks either side of the June 1st projection date.

The South Entrance to the Crater Lake National Park is open year round, and is about a 40 minute drive from the North Entrance.  From Highway 138, take Highway 230 South to Highway 62 East to the South Entrance. 

Staff in the Lemolo Lake/Crater Lake N store can give you specifics on if the North Entrance is open on the day you want to go. 

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