Adequate Accommodations in Oregon’s Famous Nat’l Park – July 28, 1935

Adequate Accommodations in Oregon’s Famous Nat’l Park

Oakland Tribune

Oakland, California

July 28, 1935


The great azure lake in the heart of the Phantom Island in the center, is luring more visitors this year than for many years past, according to word received from the superintendent of Crater Lake National Park, located in Southern Oregon.

The roads into the Crater Lake country are better than ever. Much work has been done in smoothing out the highways and making the mountain roads easier to travel. This work has been aided materially by Government funds and unemployment funds used to finance work projects.

The roads most used in going to Crater Lake are in the Pacific Highway to Medford or Ashland, Oregon, and then east over a good road with easy grades to the park, where adequate accommodations can be secured ranging from camp sites to a modern inn at rates that correspond.

The National Park Service has developed the roads and trails in the park so that there is plenty to be seen and it is now easy to see. Boats can be rented and a trip around the lakes made at reasonable cost.

The trip to Crater Lake makes a wonderful side run from the main highway at Medford on the way to the northern country of the Evergreen playground including Portland, Seattle, Vancouver. Victoria and other points in the section where scenery abounds and roads are good.

If more scenery is desired there is the Klamath Lake Country in Southern Oregon where fishing is good and the highways excellent. There is a road on the east side of the Cascade Range running from Klamath Falls to the Dalles on the Columbia River which traverses a rough and rugged country, that is replete with thrills for those who desire new sights and new things. Accommodations are not so certain along this route so it will be well to plan ahead and find out where the places to stay are and to reach them at a time when they can handle travelers.

Oregon has spent millions on roads in the last few years and is keeping the roads in good condition throughout the touring season.