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6 Tips for Visiting Crater Lake, Oregon + 14 Amazing Photos
The effervescent blue mirror-smooth water, the wispy white snow capped #mountains, the verdant swaying trees. There was nothing that centred our consciousness and calmed our minds more than this. So this year, in 2015, we decided to head back to #CraterLake, #Oregon. As a #family we were compelled. And it was everything we remembered… and more.
To make the most out of your trip to Crater Lake, here are our top 6 tips.
Oregon Crater Lake Guided Tour
Dune Buggy Experience
1. Bring Your Camera
You will be kicking yourself if you don’t capture images to plaster photo books, Facebook and the lounge wall back home. Here are a few tips to make your photos even better.
be kicking yourself if you don’t capture images
2. Visit the Steel Visitors Centre
To get your bearings on Crater Lake and learn its history stop into the visitors centre at the south side of the park to watch a 22-minute film, Crater Lake: Into the Deep.
3. Fill up Your Tank
There are no gas stations for miles around, which meant some nail-biting moments for us. So please go in with a full tank. The nearest gas stations are 35 miles away in the towns of Chiloquin and Prospect.
4. Take the Scenic Route
The road around the west rim is the most direct and shortest route between the north and southern entrance of the park. However if you have more time, also take the east rim route. This region contains many interesting and unique geological features. And it’s pretty too.
contains many interesting and unique geological features
5. Bring Food or eat Beforehand
Like fuel you will not find many places to eat within the park, except for a few cafes at the accommodation places. My suggestion is to bring food with you for a picnic lunch. After all, you have the best views in the world.
Now that you know everything you need to visit Crater Lake, here’s a little visual inspiration.
6. The Park Closes Seasonally
Winter rules Crater Lake National Park. Seasonal roads can be closed in mid-October through to June. So be prepared and make sure the roads and passes are open when you decide to visit.