Crater Lake National Park, OR

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement

What We Do

ACMNP in Crater Lake provides:

  • Christian fellowship activities for visitors, residents, and employees
  • Leadership development for ministry team members and seminarians
  • Positive relationships among seasonal co-workers and internationals
  • Pastoral care during emergencies

Interdenominational Services of Worship

Ministry teams lead interdenominational services of worship on Sundays, pending National Park Service permit approval.

  • Mazama Campground: 9:30 AM

Ministry Team Member Information

Our team in Crater Lake is typically 3-4 ministry team members, all of whom serve in the same park location.

  • Summer only
  • Mentors not available for seminarians
  • Catholic mass not available

Employment Information

Ministry team members seek employment from Xanterra at Crater Lake Lodge.


  • Preferred availability of June through end of September

Employee housing:

  • Dorm-style with shared bath
  • Married housing available

Typical Jobs:

  • Retail at gift shops
  • Restaurant/food service
  • Front desk
  • Housekeeping


  • Bringing a car is necessary in Crater Lake!

* If you are interested in serving in Crater Lake as a ministry team member, you must first apply with ACMNP. To learn more about working and living in Crater Lake (including employee housing costs), please visit

How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in Crater Lake

Information About The Park

Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States, will take your breath away with its world of dazzling clear, pure and bright blue waters. With a history of fierce volcanic activity and 2,000 ft high cliffs now encircling the lake, Crater Lake is proof of creation’s powerful forces. Its summer season is very short, considering that most of the year Crater Lake is covered in over 44 feet of sky-high snow! Popular activities include hiking in the surrounding mountains and shoreline, camping, swimming, boating, fishing, and snowshoeing even through the spring and early summer.

Popular Destinations

  • Rim Drive
  • Wizard Island
  • Watchman Overlook
  • Cleetwood Cove Trail
  • Sun Notch Viewpoint
  • Mt. Scott


Crater Lake is rich with diversity of wildlife like black bears, bald eagles, elk, coyote, bobcat, marmots, pika, and snowshoe hare among others.

Outside Resources

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"The value of this experience for me has been the chance to lead worship in a beautiful location and to praise God for this magnificent creation."
– Nancy, Crater Lake 2004