CRATER LAKE, Ore. — Crater Lake National Park rescue staff cited a group of visitors, who were spotted in the caldera after they climbed down to the water.
On Friday, park rescue staff responded to seven people who made their own path to get to the water below Rim Village. The visitors were cited with illegal entry and creating a hazardous condition.
The park says the only safe, legal way to access the shore is Cleetwood Trail. Climbing in the caldera is not allowed.
While no one was injured Friday, visitors through the years have been seriously injured or even killed due to the unstable slopes.
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