5 tips for visiting Crater Lake National Park

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On Memorial Day Weekend my brother-and-law and I spent some time visiting Crater Lake as part of a quick getaway to southern Oregon. I’d only visited Crater Lake once as a teen, so I was eager to see this amazing park again.

I knew the park is at a fairly high altitude (~6,500 feet), so I definitely expected some snow. What I didn’t realize was how much snow there would still be. I read up on the park later and realized that they are not typically able to open all or Rim Drive until at least mid-June. Due to the lingering drifts of snow, we were only able to access a few viewpoints at the south end of the lake around Rim Village. That was the extent of our “day” at Crater Lake (we stayed less than 2 hours). Still, Crater Lake is quite beautiful, and…

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