Crater Lake National Park
Season: Open all year; hotel, cabin, and cafeteria open June 10 to Sept. 20.
(Rates change slightly from season to season). Under favorable weather condi-
tions accommodations available before June 10. Summer most popular season
for visiting park; in winter area used for winter sports.
Administrative Offices: Summer, in park; winter, Medford, Oregon.
Admission: Registration at entrance checking stations; admission fee $1 a car
for calendar year. Amateur photographers need no permit; professional pho-
tographers must have one. Main entrance: Annie Spring, on State 62 (see
TOUR 4D), open all year. Lost Creek Station controls traffic at the east en-
trance from State 232 (see TOUR $b). Checking station at junction of State 209
and the Rim Drive controls traffic from the north.
Transportation and trails: Motor stages from Medford and Klamath Falls to
Crater Lake Lodge. Principal centers from which trails radiate are Rim Village
and points along Rim Road. Guided trips from Information Building in Rim
Village free. Launch trip on lake.
Accommodations: Crater Lake Lodge in Rim Village, modern hotel, A. or E.
plan; also in village housekeeping cabins, cafeteria, community house, public
campground, public shower baths, auto service, emergency mechanical service.
Other campgrounds: At Lost Creek, on State 232 (see TOUR 4.b) ; White Horse
Camp and Cold Spring Camp (see TOUR 4D).
Climate, clothing, equipment: Mountain climate with cold nights. Medium weight
clothing for visitors who spend time in hotels and motor cars; usual hiking
clothing sufficient for riding and tramping in daytime; medium weight clothing,
and plenty of covers for camping out; equipment cannot be purchased or rented
at park, available only at Medford and Klamath Falls.
Medical service: At Park Headquarters.
Special regulations: Fires and camping only in designated campgrounds; hunt-
ing is not permitted; fishing permitted with limit of five fish to a person daily.
Warnings: Remain always on trails; do not feed bears; observe regulations
regarding smoking and campfires; visitors forbidden to go between guarding
barrier and the rim.
The first white man to gaze on the ultramarine body of water that
is now the world-famed Crater Lake named it Deep Blue Lake. Chaliced
in the crater of an extinct volcano, walled by majestic cliffs, and miracu-
lously blue, it is one of earth's most beautiful lakes. No one can stand
without reverence in the presence of this sublime creation. A beholder
becomes silent as the sea at his feet.
Not only the beauty of the lake and its utterly blue color, but its