Xanterra Crater Lake

Xanterra Parks and Resorts Crater Lake, located in Oregon, has inspired people for hundreds of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past.


Crater Lake National Park offers many summer activities such as camping, hiking, biking, fishing, and scenic tours around the lake all enclosed in a national forest setting. Xanterra is the largest National Park concessionaire and at Crater Lake we operate all guest services. The Park has 3 retail outlets, the Lodge, 40 cabins, 3 dining facilities, tour boats, a fuel station, and a large campground.


Saving money is easy and outdoor adventure is at your doorstep. We hire over 200 people from all over the world, creating a very diverse workforce and many of our team members return year after year! *Please note- Crater Lake is a very remote location, so it is best suited to people who enjoy nature and not a big city lifestyle. There are NO cities nearby and 2nd jobs are NOT possible! https://www.nps.gov/crla/index.htmwww.craterlakelodges.com





·          Great wage! - $10.50 per hour!

·          Employer provides housing for $59.50 per week!

·          Employer has a meal plan! Students can eat 3 meals a day for only $12.00!

·          Live and work at the 7th deepest lake in the WORLD!

·          Enjoy over 90 miles of hiking trails!

·          Couples and small groups of friends are encouraged to apply!


Employee recreation activities provided include an organized Holiday event, potluck dinners, Karaoke nights, movie nights, campfires, organized sports games and trips to nearby attractions. In the past summer, bus trips included a trip to Diamond Lake as well as into the town of Medford, Klamath Falls, Ashland and Bend, Oregon.


Student Testimonial- “I met with great people and i have great coworkers.” – Ogulcan, Turkey


Did you know…?


·          Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States! At its deepest point it is 1,943 feet (592 meters) to the bottom, with an average lake depth of 1,148 feet (350 meters).

·          Crater Lake National Park receives around 500,000 visitors each year, with July and August being the busiest months.

·          Oregon has more ghost towns than any other state.

·          At 8,000 feet deep Hells Canyon is the deepest river gorge in North America.

·          The Oregon Trail is the longest of the overland routes used in the westward expansion of the United States.


What is the weather like in Crater Lake National Park?


Crater Lake features a climate with cold snowy winters along with hot summer afternoons and cool summer nights. Typical of its region, the area has a dry season in summertime, with the greatest precipitation occurring in wintertime, much of it falling as snow. Although it is not arid or semi-arid, total precipitation is still low, at 13.41 inches (340.6 mm) per year. The all-time record high is 105°F (40.6°C), set on July 27, 1911, and the all-time record low is −24°F (−31.1°C), set on January 15, 1888. The freeze-free season averages around 120 days, with the first freeze in a typical year being on September 21, and the last freeze being on June 1. On average 21 days per year reach 90°F (32°C) or higher, and 2 days per year reach temperatures of 0°F (−18°C) or lower. For more information on the weather in Crater Lake, please visit www.weather.com.


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How to Get There

Students should communicate their travel plans with their employer at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and indicate which hotel you will be staying at. It is recommended that students fly into Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR) in Medford, OR. Students must arrive into Medford Sunday – Tuesday, and be prepared for pick-up the next day (Monday- Wednesday) by 1:00pm. Crater Lake will ONLY pick employees up at the Medford, OR Greyhound Bus Station, Rogue Valley International Airport, or your hotel no later than 1:00pm.


For bus schedules, please visit www.greyhound.com. The employer DOES NOT provide transportation Thursday – Sunday, or major holidays, so please plan your trip accordingly. If you arrive before/after the pick-up times, you will need to reserve a motel room at your own expense. Students can stay at the Rogue Regency Inn (541)-770-1234 at 2300 Biddle Road in Medford, OR 97504 for $70.00 per night. You will need to take a taxi to get to the Rogue Regency Inn http://rogueregency.com/.


You MUST email your Employer with your travel plans and itinerary at least 2 weeks before you arrive. Failure to do so may result in a required overnight stay at a local hotel at your own expense.


For departures out of Crater Lake, students will ONLY be brought to Medford, OR- Hotels, bus stops, or the airport in this town ONLY.