Crater Lake is one of the snowiest inhabited places in America. Ranger-guided Snowhsoe Walks are a fun way to explore this winter wonderland while learning how plants, animals, and people survive such harsh conditions.  Ranger-guided  Snowshoe Walks are offered during winter months on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays December through the end of April (depending on snowfall).  The walks start at 1:00 pm, last two hours, and cover 1 to 2 miles of moderate-to-strenuous terrain.  No previous snowshoeing experience is required.

Snowshoes are provided free of charge, and there is no cost for the tour.  Participants should be at least 8 years old, be in good physical condition, and come prepared with warm clothing and water-resistant footwear.  Space on each tour is limited, and advance reservation are required.  For more information and to sign up, call the park’s visitor center at 541-594-3100.

Organized groups (such as scout troops, hiking clubs, and church groups) may be able to arrange for a separate tour, staff permitting.  Call to check on available dates.