Rim Drive is open – July 07, 2003

Rim Drive is open

Herald and News

Klamath Falls, Oregon
July 07, 2003
CRATER LAKE – Rim Drive, which circles 33 miles around Crater Lake, is now open.
Chuck Lundy, Crater Lake National Park’s superintendent, said the opening means park visitors “may now enjoy the spectacular views of Crater Lake from all of the many vista points along this scenic drive.”

Summer weather has also resulted in the opening of other park facilities and services.
The Rim Village Visitor Center is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. while the Steel Information Center at park headquarters in Munson Valley is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most hiking trails in the park are now open, although snow still covers sections of some trails. Still closed, however, are The Watchman and Mount Scott trails.

Lost Creek Campground is open for tent use only. All of the 213 campsites at Mazama Campground, near the park’s south entrance, are open with sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. People wishing to camp overnight at Mazama should arrive early in the afternoon to get the best sites.

For information on park programs call 594-3000.

Hours for concession facilities include: Mazama Village gas station, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Mazama Village Store, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Rim Village cafeteria, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Watchman restaurant, 5 to 10 p.m.; gift store, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Overnight lodging is available at Crater Lake Lodge and the Mazama Village Motor Inn. Meals are available at the lodge, although dining priority goes to people staying at the lodge. For information and reservations call (541) 830-8700. For general information on concession services call 594-2255.

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