National dog park pet policy info.

Crater Lake National Park

Located in the state of Oregon

Crater Lake lies in the caldera of an ancient volcano called Mount Mazama that collapsed 7,700 years ago. It is the deepest lake in the United States and is noted for its vivid blue color and water clarity. There are two more recent volcanic islands in the lake, and, with no inlets or outlets, all water comes through precipitation.

  • Allowed on the following trails and drives: The Godfrey Glen Trail, The Lady of the Woods Trail, The Grayback Drive, The Pacific Crest Trail (the official PCT, not the “alternate” PCT along the rim of the lake), along the 1/4-mile paved promenade at Rim Village, where you (and your dog) can get fine views of the lake.
  • Pets on leash are allowed on paved roads and in parking lots, and up to 50 feet away from paved areas. and other developed areas
  • At Mazama Village campground
  • Some picnic areas
  • Must be restrained or kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.
  • Dogs must wear a collar with current tags at all times
  • Pick up after your dog at all times – Leave no trace

*Please see more details for leash info

  • Inside buildings (unless service animal)
  • Shuttle buses (unless service animal)
  • Most trails or backcountry
  • Never leave your pet unattended or alone inside a vehicle
  • Some campground
  • Never off leash – unless inside a vehicle, tent, dog crate or other portable kennel
  • Untagged dogs or dogs with uncurrent tags
  • Excessive barking

*Please see more details for leash info

  • Extreme range of weather
  • Extreme hot and cold weather
  • Poisonous Snakes
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Spiny and prickly plants
  • Predatory animals
  • Be aware of animal traps and hunting areas
  • Swim safely, extreme water areas
  • Ticks and biting insects
  • Do not drink from waterways
  • Bring plenty of drinking water

Leash Laws: Most parks require dogs to be on a leash in some or all areas, however, some parks allow dogs off leash in certain locations, please consult the parks website before going off leash, Thank you!

  • Consult the park website before traveling all information is to be used as a guide.
  • Respect local wildlife.
  • Leave no trace – What you bring in, you bring out.
  • If you are visiting during the hottest months of the year, a “palm test” is recommended before walking your dog – place your hand on the pavement for a minute and see if it is comfortable there. If the pavement feels hot to your palm, it will be hot to your dog’s paws.

(541) 594-3000

Crater Lake National Park Website

Crater Lake National Park Camping

Crater Lake National Park Hiking

Crater Lake National Park Volunteer

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