Xanterra Parks & Resorts Receives Contract to Manage Concessions – April 5, 2002

Xanterra Parks & Resorts Receives Contract to Manage Concessions at Crater Lake National Park in Southern Oregon

Business Wire
Denver, Colorado
April 5, 2002

Xanterra Parks & Resorts, the country’s largest operator of national and state parks and resorts, has been awarded the 15-year contract to manage lodging, boating, food service, campgrounds, gasoline station and gift shops at Crater Lake National Park.

These concessions include the 71-room Crater Lake Lodge, known for its breathtaking views of Crater Lake and considered the finest national park lodge in the Northwest.

“We are extremely pleased and very much look forward to operating the concessions in Crater Lake as it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year,” said Andrew N. Todd, president and CEO of Xanterra. “We have placed a great emphasis on environmental initiatives and visitor education, and we believe this approach was a significant factor in garnering this contract.”

Xanterra also operates concessions in Yellowstone National Park, the North and South Rims of Grand Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Death Valley National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Everglades National Park, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial; and at resorts in Napa, Calif.; Nebraska City, Neb., Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and seven Ohio State Parks.

Lodging choices in Oregon’s only national park include the Crater Lake Lodge and the 40-room Mazama Village Motor Inn. Dining choices include the Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room and the Rim Village Cafeteria. Xanterra will construct a new restaurant and gift shop away from the rim as part of the contract. The concessions operate mid-May to mid-October annually. Reservations may be made by calling 541/830-8700.

Created May 22, 1902, Crater Lake is the nation’s fifth national park. Crater Lake itself is an extinct volcano in southern Oregon in the Cascade Range. The caldera that resulted when Mount Mazama erupted some 7,700 years ago has filled with water to create the deepest lake in the country at 1,947 feet.

Note to editors: Xanterra Parks & Resorts, formerly called Amfac Parks & Resorts, is the country’s largest operator of lodges, restaurants and other concessions at national and state parks and resorts throughout the country. Committed to the preservation and protection of the environment in each location, Xanterra has implemented a variety of proactive environmental stewardship programs and was the recipient of the 2001 Department of Interior Environmental Achievement Award and Travel Industry Association’s Odyssey Award for its environmental initiatives.

For more information about Xanterra and links to individual properties, visit: www.xanterra.com. For reservations and more information about Grand Canyon, Bryce or Zion, call 303/297-2757. For reservations and more information about Yellowstone, call 307/344-7311. For reservations and more information about Flamingo Lodge in Everglades National Park, call 800/600-3813 or 941/695-3101. For reservations and more information about Ohio State Park Resorts, call 800/282-7275. For reservations at Crater Lake Lodge, call 541/830-8700.

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