Crater Lake to offer free admission as park system turns 100

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK, Ore. -- Crater Lake National Park will waive its entrance fees for several days to celebrate the National Park Service's centennial.

The Bend Bulletin reports that visiting the park will be free from Thursday through Sunday and officials plan to offer several activities on Thursday.

The park will still charge for reservations, camping, tours and concessions.

Thursday will feature a pop-up museum displaying Crater lake memorabilia at the Rim Village Community House. Visitors are invited to contribute to the museum with old, new, unique or just interesting objects.

There will also be a Southern Oregon Historical Society exhibit, Centennial Junior Ranger programs and a campfire gathering.