Sun and Moon Observation

February 04, 2018 9:00am–11:00am

A daytime astronomy event to view the last-quarter moon and the sun will be offered from 7 to 9 a.m. Sunday morning, Feb. 4, at the Museum.

In Celebration of Birds

February 04, 2018 12:00pm–4:00pm

The Klamath Art Association and Gallery is hosting a themed invitational exhibit "In Celebration of Birds" from February 4 through 25, 2018 featuring North American bird species. This exhibit is in conjunction with the Winter Wings Festival held on President's Day weekend in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The gallery is issuing a call to artists, photographers, sculptors and crafts people to exhibit their creations including birdhouses. The exhibit will open with an artist’s reception from noon to 4 PM on Sunday, February 4th. The Klamath Art Gallery is located at 120 Riverside Drive and is open Wednesday through Sunday noon to 4 PM.

Both members and non-members of the Klamath Art Association are invited to participate. Entrants have a chance to win “People’s Choice” awards in three categories based on voting by patrons visiting the exhibit during the opening reception. All work must be for sale.  All work needs to be delivered in person to the Klamath Art Gallery at 120 Riverside Drive on Thursday, February 1st, from 2 to 5 PM. For questions or inventory and tag forms, please send your e-mail request to: klamathartassoc@aol.com. Forms will be available at the gallery the afternoon of January 4.

The Klamath Art Gallery is located in historic Maple Park at 120 Riverside Drive, at the South end of the Link River "birding trail." The new hours of operation for 2018 are Wednesdays through Sundays, noon to 4 PM.  The gallery will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. According to the Klamath Art Association bylaws our purpose is "to stimulate and encourage the practice, study, and appreciation of the arts, in the public interest." For additional information about the historic Klamath Art Association and Gallery phone 541-883-1833 during business hours.  Admission is always FREE!

Ranger-Led Snowshoe Walks

February 04, 2018 1:00pm–3:00pm

Crater Lake National Park is pleased to announce that our popular ranger-guided snowshoe walks will start on Friday, November 24 and will be offered every Saturday and Sunday (and on most holidays) through April 29, 2018.  Walks will also be offered daily from December 16 through January 1.

Crater Lake is one of the snowiest inhabited places in America, receiving an average of 43 feet of snow per year.  Ranger-led snowshoe walks are a fun way to explore this winter wonderland while learning how plants, animals, and people survive the long winter.

The walks start at 1:00 pm, last two hours, and cover 1-2 miles of moderate-to-strenuous terrain.  They don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests and meadows along the rim of Crater Lake.

No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary.  Snowshoes are provided free of charge, and there is no cost for the tour (apart from the park entrance fee of $10 per car).   Participants should be at least 8 years old and come prepared with warm clothing and water-resistant footwear.

Space on each tour is limited, and advance reservations are required.  For more information and to sign up, call the park’s visitor center at 541-594-3100.  The visitor center is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm except on December 25.  Organized groups (such as scout troops, hiking clubs, and church groups) may be able to arrange for a separate tour. 

Crater Lake National Park is open year-round, 24 hours a day.  The park’s north entrance and Rim Drive are closed to cars in the winter, but the west and south entrances are plowed daily and are open to automobiles throughout the year.  There is no winter lodging in the park, however the Rim Village Café & Gift Shop is open daily except on November 23 and December 25.  Spectacular views of Crater Lake can be enjoyed at Rim Village during periods of clear weather.