Explor Crater Lake is dedicated to the preservation of Crater Lake National Park and reducing the environmental impacts of our operations. We consider it a privilege to work in partnership with the National Park Service and operate at such an iconic natural wonder. We are fully committed to preserving and protecting the park’s environment for both current and future generations to enjoy.

We strive to minimize our ecological footprint through our 4 pillars of sustainability:

Water Conservation
Use of low flow water fixtures.

Energy Reduction
Switching to LED lighting.

Waste Management
Recycling program: Plastic bottles (#1 & #2 only – No Jugs), Aluminum, Glass, Cardboard (Flattened, No wax coating), Paper (No magazines/glossy print).
Kitchen grease is recycled into biofuel.
Compost program: Food Scraps & Compostable EcoProducts Serviceware.

Sustainable Purchasing
We will not accept any styrofoam packaging material from our vendors.
Use of EcoProducts compostable to-go serviceware.
Use of Green Seal Certified Cleaning Products.
Recyclable aluminum water bottles are available as an alternative to plastic water bottles in all retail locations.  

We encourage our guests to work with us to amplify these efforts!

Certifications, Programs, and Partners

Green Restaurant Association Certified (Annie Creek, Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room, Rim Café)

Clean the World

Energy Star Partner


We respectfully acknowledge that Explor Crater Lake operates within the traditional territory of the Takelma, Klamath, Cow Creek Umpqua, and Molalla people. We recognize their legacy and continuing connection to this land. We are committed to fostering meaningful relationships with indigenous communities and strive to create a more inclusive and equitable environment for all who visit.