APPENDIX A15: Schedule of Basic Rates, 1938

Crater Lake National Park: Administrative History by Harlan D. Unrau and Stephen Mark, 1987

 APPENDIX A15: Schedule of Basic Rates, 1938

1938
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK
CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK COMPANY

Address of Park Operator

Summer: Crater Lake National Park, Medford, Oregon.
Winter: 3966 S. E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon.

Opening date June 15, 1938
Closing date September 20, 1938

Schedule of Basic Rates for the Season of 1938

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All the rates of the authorized public utilities for service within the park are approved by the Government. They are subject to change without notice. The National Park Service has no direct supervision over the rates or services given outside of the park; such rates, where shown, are furnished for the information of the public. Employees of transportation lines, hotels, camps and stores are not Government employees.


AUTO-STAGE SERVICE FROM RAILROAD POINTS TO CRATER LAKE
July 1 to September 20

The Crater Lake National Park Company will operate regular daily automobile service from Medford and Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Crater Lake Lodge on the rim of the lake, and return to the same or other entrance gateway as desired; round trip, with lake boat trip privilege, per person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.00

Round trip from either Medford or Klamath Falls and return for private parties, plus the regular stage fare for the number of people occupying the car, per day . . . . . $16.00

Automobile Schedules:

From Medford: Automobile stages leave the Southern Pacific Depot at 9:00 A. M. Stages call at all hotels before starting for park. Stages arrive at Crater Lake Lodge at 11:30 A. M.

Returning to Medford, automobile stages leave Crater Lake Lodge at 3:00 P. M., arriving in Medford at 5:30 P. M.

From Klamath Falls: Automobile stages leave railroad depot and call at the principal hotels at 8:00 A. M., and arrive at Crater Lake at 10:00 A. M.

Returning to Klamath Falls, automobile stages leave Crater Lake Lodge at 4:45 P. M., arriving at Klamath Falls about 6:30 P. M.

Note: Revision in railroad time schedules may alter slightly the above stage schedules. However, visitors need not be concerned over slight changes, as the stages will meet both the northbound and southbound morning trains arriving in Klamath Falls daily; similarly will meet the northbound and southbound trains into Medford; and outgoing stages will depart for Medford and Klamath Falls each afternoon in time to meet outgoing trains at these points.


TRANSPORTATION WITHIN THE PARK

Automobiles:

The Crater Lake National Park Company operates an automobile service at the lodge available for hire within the park. Regular trips within the park are made at the following rates:

To Sunset Drive, to the summit of the road at the Watchman, a 10-mile drive, per person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.00

Round trip, per passenger, from Annie Spring Checking Station to Crater Lake Lodge for people coming into the park in FOR HIRE cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.50

Launches and Rowboats:

The Crater Lake National Park Company operates a launch and rowboat service at the lake, which is available from July 1 until the day after Labor Day. Regular trips are made at the following rates:

Around Phantom Ship and Wizard Island, about 15 miles; launches leave boat landing at 9:00 A. M. and 2:00 P. M.; stop-over at island, if desired, per person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.00 

Wizard Island and return; launches leave boat landing hourly, beginning at 9:00 A. M.; stay on island as long as desired: last launch leaves island for return trip at 4:30 P. M., per person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.00

Rowboats, one person, per hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Each additional person, per hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

(Rowboats are available between the hours 8:30 A. M. and 5:00 P. M.)

A complete line of suitable fishing tackle is available at the boat landing for purchase or rental.

Automobile Repair Rates:

Mechanic’s time, per hour, $1.50; new parts, list price plus transportation charges.

Gasoline and lubricants are available at the service station near Park Headquarters throughout the season.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel:

Crater Lake Lodge, on the rim of the lake, furnishes complete hotel service. It is of stone and frame construction and contains 105 sleeping rooms, a large number with baths. The rates are as follows:

  Persons European
Plan
American
Plan
Room with bath and twin beds 2 $7.50 $13.50
Room with bath and twin beds 3 8.00 17.00
Room with bath and twin beds 4 8.50 20.50
Room with bath and double bed 1 5.50 8.50
Room with bath and double bed 2 6.50 12.50
Room with toilet and double bed 1 4.00 7.00
Room with toilet and double bed 2 5.00 11.00
Room with hot and cold water, double bed 1 3.00 6.00
Room with hot and cold water, double bed 2 4.00 10.0
Room with hot and cold water, two beds 3 4.50 13.50
Room with hot and cold water, two beds 4 5.00 17.00
Room with bowl and pitcher, double bed 1 2.50 5.50
Room with bowl and pitcher, double bed 2 3.00 9.00
Room with bowl and pitcher, two beds 3 3.50 12.50
Room with bowl and pitcher, two beds 4 4.00 16.00
Extra cot in room   1.00

Meals for guests not occupying room:

Breakfast, $0.75; Luncheon, $1.00; Dinner, $1.25.

Dining room in Lodge open July 1 to Labor Day.

Guests wishing to take meals at Cafeteria instead of Lodge Dining Room will be charged European Plan rate.

It is expressly understood that where connecting rooms have access to private bath, each room is to be considered as having private bath, unless one or more of the rooms are locked off from bathroom. Children under eight years of age are charged half rates; children eight years of age or more are charged full rates. Babes in arms, no charge.

Housekeeping cabins:

Modern housekeeping cabins may be rented by the day and are located in close proximity to the cafeteria and store. Rates for this service are as follows:

Cabin without linen and blankets, including wood, per day . . . . . . . . $2.00
Cabin with linen and blankets, including wood, per day . . . . . . . . . $2.75
Extra cot in cabins, per day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.00


CAFETERIA AND STORE

A large stone building, located on the new village site at the rim, houses the cafeteria, store, and studio, where provisions, tourists’ supplies, fishing tackle, etc., are sold at reasonable rates.

During the height of the tourist season, the cafeteria is open between the hours of 6:30 A. M. and 9:00 P. M. The same standard of meals may be secured at the cafeteria as at the lodge, and at reasonable rates.


PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIO

The new modern photographic studio in the cafeteria building has on sale photographic souvenirs, post cards, enlargements done in oil, camera supplies, etc. A quick developing service is also maintained for the convenience of park visitors.

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RG 79, Central Files, 1933-39, File No. 900-06, Crater Lake Co., Part 1, Crater Lake, Public Utility Operators, Crater Lake National Park Co., Rates, 1938.

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