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Crater Lake

There is no evidence that native fish ever lived in Crater Lake. However, between 1888 and 1941 the lake was stocked with seven different species of fish, only two of those species thrive today. It is currently estimated that the lake supports approximately 60,000 kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka; landlocked sockeye salmon) and rainbow trout.All streams in the park are open for fishing except Sun Creek and Lost Creek. These two creeks are closed because they are habitats for native bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus). The park is engaged in a long-term project to restore a sustainable population of bull trout, the only fish native to the streams within Crater Lake National Park. Bull trout are a threatened species and are protected by the Endangered Species Act.

Klamath Falls, OR
541-594-3000
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