Ranger-Guided Snowshoe Walk 2

Snowshoe Crater Lake This Spring

Looking for a guided adventure? Take a springtime snowshoe stroll around Crater Lake National Park. Rangers lead groups on a unique off-trail exploration through the snow-covered forest and meadows along the rim of Crater Lake. This is a fun introduction to snowshoeing and requires no experience. No two snowshoe walks are alike; it’s completely up to your ranger, and the experience is catered to the people in the group. Bring your camera, as this is a hobbyist photographers’ dream.

Crater Lake gets more snow than most inhabited places in America, averaging 43 feet per year, so you can enjoy snowshoeing all the way through April 30. Children eight years and older are allowed and encouraged to join. The walks are about one to two miles and are moderately strenuous. Rangers stop routinely to discuss the animals and vegetation of the area, especially the topic of winter
survival. Adults and kids alike will enjoy learning about the environment and Crater Lake.

The ranger-led snowshoe walks are offered Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. They last about two hours and reservations are required. Check in is at the Steel Visitor Center at the park’s headquarters, and road access is only available from the south entrance during the wintertime. For more information and to book your spring snowshoe fling through Crater Lake, visit nps.gov/crla or call 541-594-3100.   

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