The adventures to be had here include discovering one of America's deepest lakes. The collapsed, dormant volcano of Crater Lake National Park is a stunning landmark and a unique location for guests to get aquatic. Encircling the great lake are old growth forests, towering high above as watchful towers. Also, as part of the park landscape, spectacular cliffs help to solidify Crater Lake National Park as a piece of Oregon with some of the most awe-inspiring, beautiful vistas.
While open all year round, there are certain areas and facilities of the park that close down during winter months. The drastic differences in elevation creates rather rapid changes in weather conditions, so travelers are cautioned when visiting outside of peak seasons. This varied landscape creates not only a challenging escape for guests, but also a sheltered retreat for an array of wildlife. The many winding trails that carve through Crater Lake National Park provide ample opportunity to get face-to-face with nature at its best.
It is advised to begin your travels at one of Crater Lake's two Visitor Centers. Here, after gathering all sorts of details and information about the park's other facilities, visitors can make well-educated decisions over which recreational opportunities to pursue. There is a whole list to enjoy out here, and the fun doesn't stop even as the temperature starts to go down. Guests can expect plenty of opportunity for hiking, backcountry backpacking, camping, sightseeing, picnicking, and all sorts of other popular pursuits. The long summer days pair perfectly with Crater Lake's waters and winter brings a whole other crowd of cross-country skiers and other winter-time outdoor enthusiasts. Make sure you've got everything packed up and ready to go, your four wheels are about to take you to a whole other part of Oregon that you won't soon forget.