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All reviews take your time both directions park map every turn pull over take pictures road construction west side different angles photo ops visitor center phantom ship overlook spectacular views sun notch closed due cleetwood cove hiking trails
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
When you go to Crater Lake National Park, make the entire loop drive around the lake on Rim Drive. Not only will you have many wonderful views of the lake, but of the surrounding landscape as well. Just make sure the driver is focused on...More
This is a small national park with few hikes. The rim drive is the major to-do activity to see the lake from different points. It's a 33 mile loop around the lake and consists of many overlooking stop.
The Rim Road is just that. The 33-mile long road that circles Crater Lake.
It is a very scenic road and the views are great from everywhere.
The road is in good shape, but it is narrow, so wide and long vehicles need to proceed...More
we took about 3.5 hours to make the 34-mile rim drive---frequent stops were our choice---Do not miss the Pinnacles, about 9 miles off of the rim drive---well worth the detour. (I posted a website, but the review was rejected by Trip Advisor) Great views every...More
The best way to see all of the lovely features of Crater Lake is to take the Rim Drive along the circumference of the Lake. It provides many stopping points and parking areas, many with postings describing the geological features you're seeing. Allow at least...More
We were there in October, and the weather snookered us. It was forecast for 52 degrees and might have got there later in the afternoon, but we were there around 10 in the morning, and it was 32 with about 15-20 mile per hour winds....More
The area is beautiful; however, the drive allows you any opportunity to see the lake from different vantage points. There a are lot of photo ops. I like the fact that you could pull over, safely and take in the views. It takes some time;...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).