Rim Drive closes at Crater Lake – November 07, 2003

Rim Drive closes at Crater Lake

Herald and News

Klamath Falls, Oregon
November 07, 2003
North Entrance Road also closes for the winter season
CRATER LAKE – Most of the roads at Crater Lake National Park are closed for the winter.

East Rim Drive was closed earlier this week. Wednesday park officials announced the closure of the North Entrance Road and Rim Drive.
Park spokesman Michael Justin said 12 inches of snow fell Tuesday night and early Wednesday. With more storms expected this week, it was decided to go ahead with the seasonal road closures.

The south and west entrances to the park will remain open through the winter. Weather permitting, travel from park headquarters to Rim Village will be possible until seasonal road openings begin late next spring.

Information about road and weather conditions at the park can be obtained by calling park headquarters at 594-3000.

Winter season visitor services are provided at the Will Steel Visitor Information Center in Munson Valley next to park headquarters. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The gift store and cafeteria at Rim Village are also open year-round, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, holidays and vacation periods. Limited food service is available.

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