We drove the two-plus hours from Grants Pass to Crater Lake in mid-October, after a snowstorm deposited five inches of snow at this 8000-foot spot. I wished that I had brought shoes with more traction, since the paths were icy. It was also cold up there—in the low 30s. But the views were fantastic!
The informational signs were very good, providing facts about depth, clarity, and wildlife.
There's a visitor's center here, but the food is overpriced and not that great, although there are a few interesting souvenirs in the gift shop.
The perimeter drive wasn't allowed then, nor was the northern entrance open—preventing us from taking a shorter route to Eugene later.
And don't fail to stop, as you head north east, at the Natural Bridge and the Rogue River Gorge. Both are well worth your time!
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