History of Rim Drive

History of Rim Drive, Crater Lake National Park

Table of Contents

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Report Introduction

Introduction

Circuit Roads

Route 7 — Rim Drive

Approach Roads

Route 1 — West Entrance Road

Route 2 — South Entrance Road

Routes 3 & 4 — Munson Valley Road

Route 5 — East Entrance Road

Route 8 — North Entrance Road

Other Roads

Route 6 — Grayback Road

Early Travel to Crater Lake

Fort Klamath — Jacksonville Wagon Road

Design and Construction of Circuit Roads

Building the first Rim Road

The Need for Reconstruction

Designing a new “Rim Drive”

NPS Collaboration with BPR

Road Location

Construction of Rim Drive

Segment 7-A (Rim Village to Diamond Lake Junction)

Segment 7-B (Diamond Lake Junction to Grotto Cove)

Segments 7-C and 7-C1 (Grotto Cove to Kerr Notch)

Segment 7-D (Kerr Notch to Sun Notch)

Segment 7-E (Sun Notch to Park Headquarters)

Other Designed Features along Rim Drive

Trails

Buildings

Signs

Postwar Changes

Segment 7-A (Rim Village to Diamond Lake Junction)

Segment 7-B (Diamond Lake Junction to Grotto Cove)

Segments 7-C and 7-C1 (Grotto Cove to Kerr Notch)

Segment 7-D (Kerr Notch to Sun Notch)

Segment 7-E (Sun Notch to Park Headquarters)

Design and Construction of Approach Roads

The Army Corps of Engineers Road System

Pinnacles Road

Fort Klamath Road

Medford Road

Other Approaches

NPS and BPR Collaboration on Approach Roads

Route 1 (West Entrance to Annie Spring)

Route 2 (South Entrance to Annie Spring)

Routes 3 and 4 (Annie Spring to Rim Village)

Route 5 (East Entrance to Kerr Notch)

Route 8 (North Entrance to Diamond Lake Junction)

Construction and Use of Other Roads

Secondary Roads

Route 6 (Lost Creek to Vidae Falls)

Routes 25-49 (fire roads)

Service Roads

Rim Village

Park Headquarters

Annie Spring vicinity

Outlying Areas

Conclusion

Bibliography

Historic American Engineering Record Addendum to Crater Lake National Park Roads HAER No. OR-107