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Crater Lake National Park Travel Guide

Crater Lake National Park Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Crater Lake National Park with our insider's guide.

Fishing

Fishing is allowed in the lake, but you may find the experience frustrating—in such a massive body of water, the problem is finding the fish...

Hiking

Castle Crest Wildflower Trail. This short half-mile loop that passes through a spring-fed meadow is one of the park's flatter hikes. Wildflowers...

Skiing

There are no maintained ski trails in the park, although some backcountry trails are marked with blue diamonds or snow poles. Most cross-country...

Swimming

Swimming is allowed in the lake, but it's not advised. Made up entirely of snowmelt, Crater Lake is very cold—about 45°F to 56°F in summer....

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