The Cleetwood Cove Trail is the only way legally access the shore of Crater Lake. This trail may be short, but it's steep. Switchbacks at a 11% grade to the shore. This hike is probably okay for children, but is not the best. However it's fun saying you touched Crater Lake. You can also take a concessionaire tour boat ride around the lake. For a price of course. Crater Lake National Park has two established campgrounds. The larger is Mazama Campground, it has about 200 forested sites. For those looking for a more private camping experience, check out the Lost Creek Campground. It has 16 first come first serve sites.
Cleetwood Cove Trail has been hiked for more than 50 years! It opened in 1960.
Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Crater Lake National Park P.O. Box 7 Crater Lake, OR 97604
Crater Lake Trails