Crater Lake Winter Camping
Snowshoeing Crater Lake National Park
For those desiring a winter backcountry adventure in a spectacular setting, snowshoeing around Crater Lake on the unplowed Rim Drive is an unforgettable experience. Crater Lake National Park receives an average of 44 feet of snow every year. During the winter, trails and unplowed roads provide skiers and snowshoers with access to open slopes, dense forests, and breathtaking views, making it ideal for backcountry visitors. Once an active volcano (Mount Mazama), this now deep blue crater lake is 6 miles across and nearly 2,000 feet deep (the deepest in the US!). With over 100 miles of hiking trails in Crater Lake National Park, there is plenty to explore and discover!
Your guides will teach you everything you need to know about using snowshoes, winter camping, and backpacking. No experience necessary!
Participants must be able to snowshoe up to 7 miles a day up moderate to steep inclines while carrying a 40lb (or heavier) pack.
What do I Need to Bring?
A full packing list will be provided after booking.
We depart from our office at 121 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, OR 97060. Note, our office entrance is located below and behind the storefronts in downtown Troutdale. Turn left off the main street immediately after the "Gateway to the Gorge" arch to access the lower parking lot.
Please contact us if you would like to be picked up by your guides in Bend, Oregon, Medford, Oregon, or the trailhead instead of driving with us from Portland.
Please review our cancellation policy before booking your trip. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your trip cost.