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OREGON

Crater Lake National Park

In southern Oregon,  60 mi northwest of Klamath Falls

 

Crater Lake is one of the most famous lakes on Earth, principally because of its unusual blue color and its mountain setting. At a depth of 1,943 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the seventh deepest in the world, and it holds the world record for natural water clarity. The mature forests that surround Crater Lake are largely untouched. The park was established on May 22, 1902.

 

WHAT TO SEE & DO

Auto and boat touring, cross-country skiing (rentals, Klamath Falls, Medford), hiking. Facilities: 2 visitor centers: Steel and Rim Village (summer only), wayside exhibits, film. Map sale areas, picnic areas, post office. Programs & Events: Campfire programs, geology and natural-history walks (late June-Labor Day, daily), boat tours (late June-mid-Sept), snowshoe walks (late Nov.-Mar.). Tips & Hints: Go early July-late Sept. to avoid snow, mid-July-early Aug. for wildflowers. Busiest July and Aug., least crowded Dec.-Feb.

 

FOOD, LODGING & SUPPLIES

 Camping: 2 campgrounds in the park: Lost Creek (16 tent sites; $10; pit toilets; closed Oct.-June), Mazama (211 sites; $16-$21; flush toilets, showers, hook-ups; closed early Oct.-mid-June,). Backcountry camping allowed (permit required, see below). In Fort Klamath: Crater Lake Resort (50711 Rte. 62, tel. 541/381-2349; 26 sites; $20; flush toilets, showers, hook-ups).  Hotels: In the park: Crater Lake Lodge (tel. 541/830-8700; 71 rooms; $123-$170; closed mid-Oct.-mid-May), Mazama Village Motor Inn (tel. 541/830-8700; 40 rooms; $101; closed early Oct.-early June). X Restaurants: In the park: Dining Room at Crater Lake Lodge (tel. 541/594-2255; $6-$13; closed mid-Oct.-mid-May).  Groceries & Gear: In the park: Mazama Village (tel. 541/594-2255 Ext. 3703). In Fort Klamath: Fort Klamath General Store (52620 Rte. 62, tel. 541/381-2263).

 

FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS

Entrance fee: $10 per car, $5 for cyclists and walk-ins. Backcountry permits required (free). No bicycles or off-road vehicles allowed off paved roads. Leashed pets allowed in front country only. No private boats. No wildlife feeding or hunting. No climbing or hiking inner caldera walls except on Cleetwood Cove Trail. Park open daily. Steel Visitor Center open early Apr.-early Nov., daily 9-5; early Nov.-early Apr., daily 10-4. Rim Village Visitor Center open June-Sept., daily 9:30-5.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Take Rte. 62, 60 mi northwest of Klamath Falls and 80 mi northeast of Medford. Closest airports: Medford, Klamath Falls.

 

CONTACT

Crater Lake National Park (Box 7, Crater Lake, OR 97604, tel. 541/ 594-3100, fax 541/594-3010).

 

Crater Lake National Park. How to get by car to the Crater Lake National Park. How to book a room and its price in the Crater Lake National Park