Crater Lake opening earlier than usual this year



CRATER LAKE, Ore. — It looks like Crater Lake is going to be opening a lot earlier than usual. Park officials say it’s been a drier than normal winter, so they’re looking at opening the north entrance by late next week.

The lake only got 347 inches of snow this season which is low compared to its average of 524 inches they usually see up there. Plus spring temps have been mild, which is making the plowing that they’re doing go quicker than usual too.