Amendment – 12 PROPOSED ACTION AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT – Alternatives Considered

Development Concept Plan, Amendment To The General Management Plan, Crater Lake National Park, Mazama Campground/Rim Village Corridor

 PROPOSED ACTION AND FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

 Alternatives Considered

The four alternatives presented in the 1984 assessment ranged from removal from the Rim Village of all facilities except the Sinnott Memorial and a comfort station and development of new visitor facilities elsewhere in the park, to the development of year-round lodging facilities and an interpretive center in the Rim Village area. These alternatives left the future of historic Crater Lake Lodge undetermined. However, the public clearly stated that it desired the preservation of Crater Lake Lodge, and additional studies were initiated to evaluate feasible rehabilitation methods and possible alternative uses.

The 1984 supplement presented the following four alternatives for lodging in the Rim Village area:

I – Full rehabilitation of the historic lodge with +80 guest rooms for summer use. There would be no winter lodging facilities in the Rim Village.

II- Removing the annex (wings) of the historic lodge and adapting the original lodge for dining and exhibits. Develop a new +90 room lodge for year-round use.

Ill – Removing the annex (wings) of the historic lodge and adapting the original lodge for dining and lodging (±30 rooms). Develop a new +60 room lodge for year-round use.

IV – Demolition of the historic lodge and construction of a new +90 room lodge for year-round use.

All alternatives included new day use facilities; a new interpretive center; relocation of parking away from the rim; removal of the existing cafeteria building, community building, picnic area roads, and existing comfort stations; restoration of extensive areas of the rim edge to a leisurely, pedestrian environment; development of concessioner housing and management facilities in the Munson Valley area; and additional cabin units in the Mazama Campground area. No preferred alternative was contained in the 1987 supplement.

 

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