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We were originally going to take the boat tour on the surface of the lake, but when we heard how strenuous the hike to the boats was, we decided to take the rim drive instead. We opted to pay for the trolly car ride, rather...More
Only one road in the park so pretty easy to tour around the crater. Warning ! (1) gas station at mazama village 1 or 2 pump old school gas station. Dont get caught on the other side of the crater with no gas. I heard...More
This is best seen during the off-season if you don't like crowds and you do like the fall colors. On the other hand, the weather can change from foggy to cloudy to sunny, which it did from when we arrived to when we left, all...More
If you are staying in Portland , this could be a long drive, but in my opinion it is still well worth the 9 hour RT drive. It's quite possible to cover Crater Lake on a day trip from Portland during summer days, especially if...More
On other post I talked about not taking your RV (5th wheel) on this drive. I meant it. Road is narrow, lots of curves, & hills. We did survive & still loved it. Make sure you make it a Rim drive/stop. That being stop at...More
this was far better then I could have ever imagined. we were originally headed to the Oregon vortex but we where never gonna make it there b4 it closed. and I was like I have heard of this turned with no expectations what so ever...More
We arrived at Crater Lake National Park late in the day (3pm) so we had limited daylight hours. The rim drive was the perfect way to take in the breathtaking scenery around the lake as you could choose which of the many pull/off areas you...More
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No, the Rim Drive generally closes on November 1, or even earlier if there is snow. The park entrances remain open, as does the road from the south entrance to the Rim Village, so you can see the lake year round (except... More
No, the Rim Drive generally closes on November 1, or even earlier if there is snow. The park entrances remain open, as does the road from the south entrance to the Rim Village, so you can see the lake year round (except during heavy snow). But you can’t drive around the Rim Drive until it reopens in the spring (usually May or June).
The quickest way to get an objective answer to the air quality question is, imo, to check the three web cams on the Crater Lake National Park website by the NPS (National Park Services). On some days you get a few miles of... More
The quickest way to get an objective answer to the air quality question is, imo, to check the three web cams on the Crater Lake National Park website by the NPS (National Park Services). On some days you get a few miles of visibility, on other days only a couple hundred yards. If I were to take a flight for 2+ hours to fly in, I would drive directly to the Pacific coast and hike trails there (Oregon or Northern California).